emotions · personal · writing

Giving myself a pep talk

There are times when I don’t feel so good about my writing despite the fact that a few days earlier I could be completely fine with it. So in the space of a few days what makes me think differently?

Doubt and fear.

  • I’m afraid at times that I won’t achieve my dreams of becoming an author, even though I want to so much.
  • I’m afraid that no matter how much effort I put into my writing, it’ll never be as good as other great pieces of writing.
  • I’m afraid that writing will always be a ‘side hobby’ that I can only do after everything else is done.
  • I’m afraid that my stories wont even live up to my own expectations or that I simply can not express them the way I want to.
  • But most of all, I’m afraid to give up on my passion and dreams as that would be the most terrible thing of all.

But no matter how much I doubt myself or am afraid of the possibilities of my own short comings I push through because I remember you can not pursue success without the possibility of encountering failure. And you can not have success if you are afraid of failure.

After I come out of these periods of doubt I see that my stories aren’t so bad and with each round of editing they are improving. Everyday I am coming closer to publishing my first novel and with the desire to match great pieces of writing I will end up publishing some great pieces of work.

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