I want you to stop talking about your idea. I want you to stop ‘rolling it around in your head.’ I want you to stop talking about ‘what you will do when you get time.’ Today, begin.
Trust yourself enough, if just today, give yourself permission to start. Give yourself the freedom to express what is in your head. Give yourself the respect of your own thoughts–and write them down.
Start, dear ones.
If you can think it up, you can write it down.
With Love & Ink,
Shameless plug: If you need more help and encouragement, make sure you follow The Writer’s Block wherever you get your podcasts (Anchor, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Podcast). Start from the beginning, and then start your own. -JBH
Stephen King said the scariest part is right before you begin.
The scary part sometimes is just starting. The picking out the idea, the topic, or person is scary. But allow me to be your lighthouse a moment. All those things–people, places and things—are yours to command! Your imagination is yours.
When you write, do so as if no one is looking at you, or watching. This is essential. If you write like someone is watching you, nothing of substance will come from you.
Write as if the world may never see it. From there? You will have the power, and certainty, to share with the world.
I know that admitting that you are a writer is a little crazy-feeling. The same feeling you get when you unlock a door. I know that you don’t totally understand. I know that you may not even know where to begin! But, I want you to embrace that.
It’s not a curse.
It’s not a deficit.
You are a writer. You have ideas, and people, and worlds within you. It’s time for you to let them out.