Just Another Struggling Writer

The lamentations of yet another person struggling to write a novel.

Monday Motivations; Bullrush

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.

Kerry Share

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2 responses to “Monday Motivations; Bullrush”

  1. I know it’s so corny, but all these quotes about the importance of failure keep coming to mind. But I do think it’s true. I’ve found with writing that even if I start to go down a path that doesn’t work, at least I have a better sense of what not to try. Good luck.


    1. I think the fear of failure ends up holding a lot of creatives back from trying, myself included. For a long time, that was compounded by the fear of wasting my time. Its only been in the last year or two that I’ve managed to let some of those fears go, and there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m a better writer for it.

      Thanks Brian, as always, for your insights!

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Kerry Share’s love for writing started, as it so often does, as a love of reading at an early age. At age 11 she wrote her first short story, a Harry Potter knockoff of dubious quality, and her love for creative expression was born. Throughout her teen years she continued to foster that passion through derivative work, and at 23 she turned her eye to original fiction.

Now in her thirties, having taken a break from creative endeavors to cope with an ever changing life and landscape, she is determined to make her dream of a writing career reality.

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