I am sometimes asked what, if any, lessons this 5 minute blog has taught me. And in response to this, I usually say something along the lines of, “Oh, it’s made me more trusting of my writing, more confident as a writer, and less afraid to just write.” And these things are true.
Writing here has been a nice journey. It’s shown me that I can write, that what holds me back from writing is my fear of what others may think of my writing. The editing process is long, at times, and scary. To make mistakes in front of others, to see your mistakes and then wonder who else has seen your mistakes– it’s hard.
But, it’s necessary. It’s necessary to make mistakes. It’s necessary to learn, to be humbled. It’s necessary to just keep writing.
I think I’ve suffered from many writer’s blocks on account of my unwillingness to just write. Sometimes, I take things too seriously or not seriously enough.
Sometimes, I get too concerned with the particulars, and perceptions, and my best ideas, that I forget about everything else.
My short little bits are random, but some of them are good.
And I’m proud of that.
How do you stay fresh as a writer? Do you write everyday?