Are you a river or a pond with your writing? Do you let what you have to say flow out of you or do you keep it gathering inside of you?
I have a confession to make. For many years I was a pond instead of a river. I gathered all this wonderful knowledge, wisdom and insight and would not get around to writing about it.
Let’s talk for a minute about fear. Do you hesitate to write and submit a story for publication or to write a book or a blog post? Maybe you want to write a report or give a presentation or speech but you feel uncertain about it. Do you want to learn how to write but fear you won’t do it well? Do you hesitate to venture out into a new area with your writing? Or maybe, you have some other fears related to your writing.
Do you ever get discouraged with your writing or writing business? Do you get down? Frustrated? What do you do?
I’ve written about the fun and creative part of writing but there is often another part that goes with the writing journey. Today, I am in a funk. I didn’t sleep enough hours last night. I got discouraged because of some technical problems with my website and email program. I have some ergonomic problems that cause my hands to hurt and backaches etc from sitting too long at the computer in an inadequate chair. In fact I’ve been in kind of a funk for the last week for these and various other life challenges.
Maybe you are new to the writing world. Maybe you are good at business writing and you would like to learn how to write a short story or even a book. Maybe you have always written non-fiction stories but you would like to try fiction stories.
Regardless of your writing or non-writing experience, it takes courage to launch into a new area. You feel insecure and uncertain about trying something new. It’s unfamiliar and out of your comfort zone. You have two options.