A Writer's Trouble
I want to get real for a second. We as writers hit a point where we struggle whether it be to be noticed, get a comment, or even as little as to get a like on our work. Our community is so congested with others who have a dream to be the best and be as well known as E.L. James, James Patterson, or even have some fame like Jasinda wilder. Yet we seem to forget that writing isn’t always about big words, fancy formatting, or even rhythm and rhyming. Sometimes we forget that our authenticity gets us farther than anything.
Go back to your roots and remember where all the creativity came from. Sometimes we struggle and mentally pull the trigger trying to get ahead that we do more harm than good. Just because you don’t know big words or how to sound sophisticated in a writing doesn’t make you any less of a writer. Listen to your inner thoughts. We want to think so outside of the box that maybe, just maybe what’s inside holds more than what we think. I’m going to be very honest here. I want to be noticed so bad. I want that high that others feel when they are complimented on their work. Hell! I want to feel that conflict in my soul when someone criticizes me and tells me what I need to work on.
Sounds slightly sadistic but what can I say? At the rate I’m going I won’t be going anywhere. Sitting on my work and putting the bullshit out there won’t help but the fear has me begging on my knees like a bitch. That’s probably why most won’t make it. You are so consumed by fear of how others react that you forget that the criticisms do help more than the congratulations. Stop being so scared and criticizes one another. Stop being such a perfectionist and post that short story. Stop being so closed-minded and post the controversial erotic chapter. Stop trapping yourself in your own mind and help one another. How do you expect to be better when you can’t even help the underdog let alone yourself? To all my fellow writers, type and express. So what if it isn’t the best? Challenge yourself, better yourself, and explore those deepest and darkest desires you’ve always wanted to do with your writing. Especially to the young writers...the worst thing you can do is hinder yourself by keeping to yourself. Who gives a damn? The worst that can happen is someone giving an opinion and the best is that you learn…..
Question of the day:
Is it really about writing or is it about feeding your ego?