Writing is a muscle, a superpower and a way of translating the world into smaller bites for other people to digest. This is not for the faint! But be brave in your wording, steadfast in your creative intent, and don’t be afraid of critics.
There is no need for you as a writer to ask permission to create. You cannot be subject to this! You must have the wherewithal to work in the midst of doubt, or doubt in the midst of work. Permission is one of those thing which rely on just the freedom of the self. Are you able to release the thoughts of other people as it relates to what you want to create–so you can create?
If you cannot, you will ever wait for someone to grant you the freedom you need to have for yourself–and be dependent on it.
Nikkie Giovanni reminds us that if you write like someone is over your shoulder, you will never write. This is true–it is absolutely true! Writing is not like cards, chess or any other hobby you can just deftly pick up! There is a skill to this! A rhythm even!
In order to write, two things must happen. The first is you must believe you can. The second is to be willing to so such a thing. If these too things do now sync, you will not write. Not a world, not a syllable, nor a jot or tittle. These two things working in unison, perform a circuit. They power your creativity, allowing you to create as you see fit!
Make the connection, my Oracles! The screens and pages are waiting.