It's confession time...
In my 'day-job' I write training manuals, procedures, interpretations of legislation and pages and pages of policies.
As an aspiring author, I have written a 12,000 word non-fiction manuscript and 15,000 words of an in-progress fiction manuscript.
In my university studies, I wrote thousands of words at a time, often on difficult topics.
I write book reviews every week, about some great works (and sometimes some not-so-great ones).
I have written articles that have been accepted for publication.
I write several blog posts each week.
I write every day, whether it's an addition to a manuscript, a short story, an article, or even just a few notes, emails and a blog post.
But there is one thing I CANNOT write - birthday cards.
I don't give birthday cards. I tell people it's because I forget to buy them or because I can't be bothered with it all, but the truth? I simply cannot write a good birthday card and it embarrasses me. I don't know what to write in them.
I can never come up with anything more interesting than 'Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!' - then I feel at a loss and sign it off.
That is my birthday week confession and my big writing failure.
How about you? Are you good at giving cards? Is there something you just can't write?