I've met some writers who were incredibly talented, but were terrified to write. It doesn't make a lot of sense. Once I talked with a self-taught artist at a signing of his book. He looked me in the eye and lowered his voice as if about to convey a great secret. "Thing is," he said, "most people are afraid to be really good. Don't be afraid to be really good."
Excel today without fear.
Great reminder! I'm always afraid I won't be able to write as well as I did . . . yesterday. Or the day before. So I don't write. How stupid is that?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the nudge, Christi. I just wrote something today in my journal about why I don't write more...ReplyDelete
The enthusiasm of others who really don't know me well seems to set an impossibly high bar--and some days I can't find the pole to make the vault!
Great post! I have to admit, that the self-doubt beast is always lurking.
You have made a great point.
I am not a great writer ... but I strive to be. I have written some great things ... but they didn't start out that way.
I just strive to be better tomorrow than I am today. And maybe, one day, I will be a great writer.