And lately, they’ve been going a lot faster than they’ve been coming. (Well, that wasn’t an awkward moment, was it?!?) What I mean, is that when it comes to blogging and writing, I’m my own worst critic. I get an idea, I mull it around for a bit, and I typically just decide that it’s stupid. Dumb. Something that nobody cares to read about. Whatever. Pretty negative right? The thing is, I’m not negative when it comes to my writing. I feel like I’m halfway decent at it. I’ve been told I’m good with words. I’ve read some of my own writings, and been impressed. I’ve even been commended by my amazing peers. So what gives?!?
I honestly don’t know Jackie, but I’m aware of it, and I’m going to attack it head on. This little space of the internet is my own little playground. For my ideas to come, go, flourish, fall flat on their face, or whatever else happens to ideas when they’re subjected to being converted into words and put together to form this crazy thing we call a blog. All those things that I say, “I’m going to blog about that!” will inevitably turn into a post. I’m not going to reject any ideas that come to mind, and I’m going to force myself to break out of my little box. Whether it’s something I’m comfortable writing about, uncomfortable talking about, or super confident in discussing, I plan to just ‘let it fly.’
This is today’s topic that came to mind, and I almost bailed on. But, keeping that little promise I made to myself, I went ahead and wrote about it. Step #1, Achieved.
Ever have that feeling about your own writing? Ever second guess yourself? How do you deal with it? Just let it fly, ask for advice, write it out and then throw it out? What’s your way of dealing with the dreaded, feared, and never appreciated writer’s block?