Friday, April 29, 2011
Feeling Like a Writer
There comes a point when you write and stop thinking you can't do it. Because you are doing it and whether the audience is large or small, the words come forth and you let them and give in to the compelling need to get them out. I've gotten to that point recently. It becomes about the writing itself and not the outcome. Not that readership is unimportant. I do believe readers will come, too. I just allow myself to write without consequence and worry less about the other stuff -- am I good enough? will this sell? am I building a strong platform? am I reading the right books? is my feedback valid? I'll continue to worry, but I'm allowing myself the freedom to enjoy the part that gives me the greatest satisfaction, which is exactly what I'm doing right now. Ink and bytes and lead.