writing…

 

many people want to write, but are hindered by the fear, "what if it's dumb, what if I get laughed at, what if it isn't any good?"  we've ALL been there.  every single one of us.  even the most accomplished writers STILL have moments when they doubt if they can really write.  the only place that fear exists is in our minds, it is not real and it is only an emotion based on the unknown.  the way to conquer this is to do the thing that scares us the most, because it is in the doing that we learn how to improve and where we gain the confidence to keep going.  if your mind is full of great stories and you don't know where to begin, just start.  you can always go back and rewrite the beginning, but you have to have a beginning to rewrite and you'll never have one if you don't start.  its kind of a cycle thing, like a catch 22, you can't rewrite what you haven't written.  so....today, put pen to paper, don't worry if it makes sense, its not supposed to at first.  the story will grow, like a weed, once you begin.  and believe me, once it starts to grow, it WON'T stop.  and, it you get stuck, that's what we're here for....so...start writing!!