Writing Again

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Yay! It feels like I haven't written in forever. I don't know what's been wrong with me lately but I haven't been able to write more than a sentence over the last week, ever since the beginning of this new year.

I've been trying to figure out why. Why is picking up where I left off so hard? Then I realized that my writing’s not causing the problem. My problem is worry, worrying too much about life when I really shouldn't worry at all.

Worry is like a roadblock in my mind. It's a greater foe than procrastination because worry breeds idleness, for me anyway. Worrying is an excuse. If I doubt everything I write then I won't have to put a single word on the page and will never come in contact with falling, failing, never being what I wanted to be.

So, you see, I worry and my stories sit unfinished. It's been like this for a year now. I start. I stop. I give up. I reignite. I find my passion and try again. I'm at that stage of trying again. But trying is better than sitting idle and worrying.


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  1. I'm exactly the same way! I worry too much, about life, and about writing, and it's the number one obstacle for my writing. But I agree that trying is better than not trying! It might be a struggle to sit down and write every day, one that we might never fully win, but struggles make us stronger, right?

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  2. So true, we have to keep trying. Besides, no one ever said writing would be a cakewalk. :D

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  3. Worry is a total time-waster. You're right, keep trying. Remember worrying about something never actually prevented something bad from happening or created anything new or positive in the world. But trying does.

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    1. You're right about that, Grace. Thank you. :)

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