Writing is Hard

by cognitivelycomplex

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been presented with decisions I’ve been putting off.

One of these decisions involves delving back into writing for a two-month stint. I’ve been wary of doing such a thing, mainly because I didn’t enjoy the other people I had to associate with in the industry. I also learned during my previous time writing that I don’t take criticism too well. In fact, I obsess over it and try to please everyone instead of objectively looking at my writing and making improvements to progress my craft.

It’s a no-brainer, right? Why would I want to go back to a mindset like that? Well, the truth is that there are times when the words just come to me, beautifully and elegantly, and I absolutely love it. In those moments, all of that insecurity just fades away. I’m alone with my words, and my words stream out to the world for people to enjoy.

I’ll have to make a decision by the end of the month more than likely. I’m definitely leaning toward the work, but I’m going to need to approach it differently this time. My focus doesn’t need to be on whether or not it’s going to be received well. It needs to be on whether or not I think it is my best effort, period. Thinking about what everyone else thinks was exactly what drove me to hating it so much. I can’t go back down that path ever again.

 

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