Happy Tuesday, folks, Doris here.
Don’t worry, I haven’t been on the silly juice, but I am gonna let the great Bob Marley do the talking for me.
(Click on the pic for the song and listen, then come back here.)
Are you smiling yet?
One thing us writerly folks all have in common is that we worry—a lot. Do we write enough, too much, are our characters developed enough, have we promoted that new release enough, too much, and what about that backlist?
Will that idea sell? Has this trope been done to death? Is the sky blue?
Okay, maybe we don’t worry over the last bit, but show me a writer who doesn’t worry, and I show you a liar.
Some self-doubt is needed. After, all, if we all thought we’d be perfect writers that would leave no room for improvement, and that would be a very sad state of affairs, indeed.
However, nothing has ever been achieved by over thinking things, so when/if you find yourself doing that…
Take a deep breath in, let those worries go and write. Nothing stifles creativity as .much as constantly worrying about your writing.
Let it go, write, and see what happens. It might well be that this particular story does not work, but you won’t find that out for sure unless you actually put words on that screen. Trust your gut, and stop looking at what other folks do.
They are not you.
Only you can write the way you do. Your speed, your muse, your story.
Enjoy it and you won’t go far wrong. Keep the agonising for when that first draft is done, and you end up wondering what on earth your muse was on at the time.
Or maybe that’s just me.
That’s all from me today, folks. Write on and do stay naughty!