Dear Struggling Writer,
What would happen if you stopped putting so much pressure on yourself? Would your work crumble? Would it disappear? Would it turn out to be more awful than you already think it is?
Or would you be giving yourself more freedom to create…to allow space to let your words play and breathe and explore?
What would happen if you put what everybody else thought into a giant trunk, locked those assumptions away with a key, and shoved it into the garage to simmer for a month or two? Or how about forever?
Would you then be able to free your mind of the caution signs and stop signs and upended draw bridges and traffic jams of your thought process? If you could just write a sentence without hitting the brakes, without wondering if you’re going to get pulled over by the judgment police….wouldn’t that be…amazing? How liberating that would be!
And what about perfection? wHaT. abouT. thAt? Can you let go of it?
Just a thought, dear writers. Just a thought. Let’s work on this.
Let’s not let pressure, fear of what other people think, or perfection get in the way of pouring out your soul or sharing a good story.
You are good enough, you are bright enough, and you have time enough.
So get it done. I believe in you! We’ve got this.