Go for it with your writing
“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.” Lillian Hellman
When writers begin writing or enter into a new genre or even a new writer’s social circle or venue, they often experience
wild fear strokes a lack of confidence. Confidence is something built over time with small successes. How often do we look around and think we know less than everyone else around us. We could even hark back to the post talking about fear of being “caught out”.
Even professionals can get caught up in this trap and start listening to the opinions of others over internal instinct. Sometimes, we just have to shut out all the voices (even the ones in our head) and write. We will have failures and successes, just like every other writer in the world (past, present, and future).
The only tragedy is when a writer doesn’t even attempt something because the voices say, “you can’t do that”, (Along with all the other things they tell us – for real or in our imaginations.)
Do you trust your instincts? Do you fear your instincts and seek to get confirmation from others first? Do you fear your instincts because you fear failure? Has there been a time when you shut down everyone and everything else and just went with it? How did it feel? Did it work for you?
So today, whatever your instinct is telling you, let it have its way and go for it!