Writing Again

By on Monday, January 14, 2013 – 4 comments
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?

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

  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.

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