Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
What do you have to say?
That may be the hardest question to answer. Today I didn't write, except for my blog entry. I am struggling with some self-doubt today, several rejections this week, and a lot of work ahead of me and I'm tired. It's understandable why so many writers throw in the towel early in the game. My mantra of persistence and passion is waning but I will continue this week by making some doable short term goals. I'm applying for college this fall, to finish my degree in Creative Writing so this week my goals will revolve around the admission process. Financial aid, application letter, and transcripts will be ready to go by the end of the week.Today, write a page about your individual perspective as a writer, what do you have to say that can't be said by anyone else? This could evolve into a personal essay or a poem. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
Labels: Barbara Kingsolver, personal essay, writing doubt