Hello friends and welcome to another headlong week of writing.
Last week I actually didn’t get a lot of words done. A huge part of that is because I’ve been majorly blocked on my current scene and spinning my wheels ended up getting the anxiety gears going. I began asking myself: am I really up to the task of writing this story? The more I worried, of course, the harder it became to open my notebook.
While dealing with this blockage, I started thinking about content creation and how best to expand my skills both as a writer and a productive member of the writing community. I’ve thought before, and again returned to, the idea of launching a book review podcast focused solely on the fantasy genre.
So, with this idea in hand and only the slightest bit of encouragement I just… went for it.
I have a tendency to overthink things. When presented with an idea or a choice, my wont had been to sink into the weeds of my anxiety and talk myself out of it. But, as I said in this year’s New Year’s Resolutions post, my biggest goal for 2023 is to, you know, stop doing that.
That’s my motivation this week. When the doubt starts to creep in, when I wonder if I’m just wasting my time, or if I would be better served to drop the idea altogether and focus on something else, I need to remind myself that it’s okay to explore. It’s okay to fail. It’s okay if I do something that’s just for me.
It’s okay to crash recklessly into an ambition sometimes. And that’s just what I’m going to do. See you on the other side.
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