Stop Worrying About What You Write... Easier Said Than Done

I’m in no way a professional writer… and maybe I’m not even a good amateur writer, but I just love writing. It’s a stress reliever and I honestly love to see my thoughts written or typed out in front of me. Everyday I’m writing in my journal at work about different ideas to write about, so why don’t I have more stories posted?

For the past 6 months, I would start writing on different ideas, but I just felt like they weren’t good enough. So, all of the things I’ve written about have been stuck in my draft jailed section of my blog, never for me to finish. It’s weird because I get excited to write about something, then all of a sudden while writing, the excitement goes away and this stupid doubt enters my mind. “This is not good enough… what am I thinking of writing this mess..”

Self-doubt and fear will kill anyone’s dream, and it has most definitely killed mine.

I have been fighting depression like I’ve been trying to fight Mike Tyson… so you can guess that I’ve been losing and letting it take over my life. My desire for things that I once loved has been slowly disappearing…and that’s what happened to my writing. I hate to admit any of this because it feels like an excuse and I should find ways to return to normal. Or to just “toughen up” and face the world head-on.

Easier said than done.

With this being a new month, I wanted to create a goal for myself and stick to it. I recently read Brian Rowe’s “Why You Should Post a Story Every Day to Medium This Month” and as scary as this sounds (for me anyway), I think I’m going to try to post at least three to four times a week. I want to revisit my old jailed draft stories and see if I can gather up my excitement again and finally finish them. Some of the stories that are in my draft section can be a bit tough to post, but I am going to fight through the fear and do it anyway. I figure if you want change to happen in your life, you have to create those changes.

Is this a challenge you think you can do? I know many would think that posting everyday is a lot, but setting a goal to write 2 stories a week can be doable. Let me know your thoughts.

Until next time,