Okay so as a part of my drive to make this year much better then the last couple of years, pertaining to my writing career, I suppose it would be helpful to address the things that hold me back from progressing the way I should be. I realized that when I blog the things that I need to improve upon and work harder at that it helps me to hold myself more accountable in making sure that I do just that.
So today I was thinking about all of the new avenues of freelancing that I want to get into and the magazines that I want to write for and I started to feel myself, once again, making excuses for why it just wouldn’t be possible for me to do those. Three thoughts always pop in my mind when I start to feel confident enough to try something different or shoot for something that seems out of reach at the moment.
1) There are so many writers that are better then me, what if my writing isn’t good enough to compete with them.
2) What makes me qualified enough to speak about certain aspects of writing if I’ve never done it before.
3) What if they just don’t like my writing style and they say no. What if the no’s just keep coming?
Those are the things that scare me about having my own writing business and having to do this thing all on my own. But those are the things that I also promised myself I would not let stop me this year. I can’t really stop those thoughts from creeping back into my subconscious from time to time but I can figure out how to combat them with positive thinking and find a way to move past those negative thoughts so that it doesn’t become a bump in the road for me.
Putting them out there, writing them down so that they become more visible and not just a voice inside my head accentuating all of the negative, actually really does help. It helps me realize that these are fears I can deal with. I may not be the best writer in the world (I’m not really sure who could claim that title) but I am a good writer and all I can do is work on making myself better and keep on knocking on those doors until people do say yes. That’s what I’m going to do. So for anyone out there is tired of hearing no from people and who may be feeling a little defeated, just keep knocking on those doors. Someone will say yes, but only if you keep on knocking.
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