Book In A Year Series- Month 10: The Fear Of “Too Much”

You are a writer.

So…write.

Stephen King said that the scariest part is right before you before you begin. In that space between thought and reality is the realization of what you want to write, you are going to have to write. What was then a thought–will then become real.

A reality on paper is still a reality, dear writer.

We often think too much of the people whom do not think enough of us to truly support the work we do, or will even read the stories we write. Yet, it is the weight of these opinions, these tracks that play in our heads, which will and do stymie us! They rob us of our joy. They convince us that no one will read our work, support us, and we are not allowed to dream out loud.

Today, right now–make this the last day by which you endure the non-support of those that claim to support you.

Today, right now–decide what you will do as it relates to your talent and time.

Today, right now–believe that you can. Since you can, you must.

This is not to say that you will never falter in the belief in yourself or as a writer! On the contrary, you must accept that these things will happen…and be okay with them. Once you realize that this is going to be something chronic–that you can both be aware of and control!–you can handle it. You can recognize how it happens, you can then learn how to ignore the tracks that play that try to seduce you away from what it is you want to do.

You are not too much.

You don’t have too much to say.

You have every right to say all that you need to.

Keep writing.

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