“What if no one wants to read it?”
“What if it’s no good?”
“What if I mess it up because I have no idea what I’m doing?”
Does this sound familiar?
If it does, then there’s something you should know. The nagging voice in your head that’s constantly whispering your idea is a waste of time, that your writing is no good, that people will judge you…it has a name: FEAR. And as normal as it is to feel fear when entering new territory, it’s also unfortunately the number one killer of dreams.
So what exactly is this annoying thing we call fear?
It boils down to two things: not knowing what to expect and not believing in yourself.
Everyone experiences fear, and it’s not going to go away.
It comes from the part of your brain that’s wired to protect you when you enter into something unfamiliar and unknown. It screams at you to stop before it’s too late.
So you listen to that voice and believe everything it tells you rather than believing in yourself.
But here’s the thing, the only way to the other side is straight through, regardless of what that voice is telling you. You have to trust in yourself enough to plow ahead, ignore the nagging whisper, put pen to paper, and just write.
If you want your words to be read, if you want your message to be heard, then you have to write despite the fear.
I won't lie to you, it’s not easy. It takes courage to wade through the anxiety and self-doubt, to write until you get down to what really matters: YOUR message, YOUR story, told in YOUR voice.
Remember, your message is valuable and your readers want to hear it, in YOUR VOICE.
Sure, it takes guts, it takes confidence, but I know you can do it.
So pull that manuscript out of the drawer, open up that blank page, and get writing. Write raw, no editing allowed (at least until you’re done creating😉).
You can do it!
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