Recently I realized that I haven’t been living up to my blog’s tagline.
It says reading, writing, and lifestyle. But when was the last time I wrote a post about writing? The truth is, I haven’t written in a long time. Today I’m going to be talking about my honest feelings about writing right now. And let me warn you, this post is probably going to be ramble-y and all over the place.
Over the past few months, I have let writing stop stressing me out. I don’t know if anyone else has struggled with overwhelming feelings regarding writing, but if you have, this post is for you! And if you haven’t…feel free to stick around and read this anyway. 😉
I’ve heard this piece of advice countless times. And I still don’t understand it. What if I write about things I don’t know? Does that mean my writing will be bad? And if I do write what I know, how does that help me?
Even after years of hearing people say this, I can’t decide if this is the best advice ever or the worst advice ever. Let’s get to discussing!
That’s the truth. Though it may be fun, it may be rewarding, you may love it more than you love anything else, it’s still really, really hard.
For starters, have you ever had writer’s block? Empty lines or a b l i n k i n g cursor on a blank page is enough to make me want to scream. Then there are the thoughts that creep into your head- is my writing really any good? is it possible that I could ever even be published? And that’s just the beginning! When it comes to writing, I’ll take all the help I can get.