Writing Is Scary

“Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.” :Holley Gerth

You put your personal thoughts out there to be judged… and people are harsh.

Are people going to think I’m strange if I say this or that?  What if I want to say Fuck, sometimes it’s necessary, but I don’t want people to think less of me…

I didn’t start calling myself a writer until I stopped allowing other people’s opinions to affect the words I jot down. For every person who think’s I’m odd, bitchy, not politically correct enough or just flat out doesn’t like me, there are plenty more who are just as fucked up as I am & can appreciate what I have to say.

I’ve mentioned wanting to write a book one or two, possibly a thousand times. It’s obnoxiously similar to my, I-should-start-a-blog statements I was making years ago…and then I finally did it.

I finally feel ready for my next feat. The idea of writing a book is more intriguing than scary at this point. I have so many stories that have started to form, swirling around in my head…but none have gotten me excited enough to physically write it out, develop characters & an entire story line.

An idea I can’t shake has finally entered my busy brain & I’m ready to start my next challenge.

I don’t know how long it’ll take me & I do not care.

11 thoughts on “Writing Is Scary

  1. I was scared of letting all my demon out of their cages to play in my writing. I thought for sure everyone would think I was a freak for the things going on inside my head. But if a funny thing happened. People liked it, and if they didn’t like it, they seemed to respect me for putting it all out there. If they thought I was a mentally disturbed, they politely hid it. When you make yourself vulnerable you give other people permission to do the same thing. I can’t wait to see your work!

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  2. “I’ve mentioned wanting to write a book one or two, possibly a thousand times. It’s obnoxiously similar to my, I-should-start-a-blog statements I was making years ago…and then I finally did it.”

    I said this same thing to all my friends and everyone that asks “so you majored in creative writing? Do you want to teach or write books?” I say write of course! It was the same with the blog and I finally did it! Now I have to continue the 3 stories I have sitting in my queue. haha!

    Good luck with your book writing! What genre will you write? 🙂

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