“Become comfortable with being uncomfortable.” -Luvvie Ajayi Jones
As a writer, as an author, you will always have to wrestle apprehension. It is definitely wresting, and you will have to reckon with it. Any time, and every time, you start something new, there will be this feeling of unease! Yet, it is just that–a feeling!
No matter how big the problem or feeling is, you are always bigger than the problem!
When dealing with the apprehension that deals with book writing, remember to be gentle with yourself. Remember to celebrate along the way. Give yourself positive affirmations like these:
I am going to do as best I can today.
I am going to write as best I can today.
I am going to make this idea a reality because I can.
My idea is going to be a great book and I am going to write it!
The apprehension is normal. The uncertainty is normal. Even the fear is normal! But what you must know is fear is an emotion that makes you pay attention because you are uncertain–it’s a warning! Accept the warning, pay attention to it. Proceed with caution. How, you ask? Write through it. Subdue it with your pen and imagination.
See you next month!