Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had”, or “I’m glad I did”?
– Zig Ziglar
If you have decided that the path of a writer is for you, now is not the time to give up. I say this because I have been contemplating getting “a real job” for the past three months because this has not turned out to be the easiest path I’ve ever chosen. I know there are other writers that also struggle daily, maybe even hourly with doubt, uncertainty and self esteem issues. In the writer’s block book, the author discusses this in the first chapter, and also writes about how just showing up every day for your writing is a good first step. Give yourself permission to write poorly.Just write. She also discusses how you may be writing at the wrong time. I’ve found that if I don’t write within an hour of getting up, it feels like a struggle. But you may find that nighttime works for you or three in the afternoon.
Today, list 10 reasons why you’re glad you write. For me it has opened up many other doors in my life. I’ve met interesting, creative people who inspire me daily with their commitment to the writing world. Writing a daily blog has given me permission to explore the practice of writing without worrying about making money.
I have also discovered writing poetry is very cheap therapy.
Now get back to work! so you can say I’m glad I did.
The Writing Nag