How Many Flukes Make a Writer?

Sometimes we read things that move us. I feel like I can go whole days craving a sentence that moves me. I seek them out on blogs, social media, in books, on the lips of loved ones. And when I hear one, I relish it. I read and reread as many times as my mind will allow before thirsting for more.

But I never think of myself as the producer of good sentences. And as a writer, I think that’s a real problem! Whenever people compliment my writing I assume that the person is being polite or that it’s just a fluke. But how many flukes make a writer?

So, I’ve just decided to name myself a producer of good sentences. With a title like that, I’ll always try to deserve it. I want to write sentences that move people.