Write about something you struggle with.
I confess: I am afraid I am not good enough.
We’re getting personal today, it seems. I feel like writing always leaves me naked, vulnerable. It’s something about undressing one’s soul. When you read someone, if you can read between the lines, a blog post, a book, poetry – all of them break the walls of the writer.
Indeed, I think many people struggle with this issue, not only artists (though there is no doubt they do!). I am not afraid of failure, as I think we should see it as a lesson. You know, a kick in the ass we need, so we move forward.
In regards to my work, I think my “inner critic” is to be blamed. I feel like no matter how much I work, even if I progress, I am not good enough – and then there comes the sensation that I will never be. I am not satisfied with my writing, the final result. I exhaust myself and give 110% to improve. I put my heart, my mind, my everything I am still afraid it’s not enough. As if I could’ve done more. I look up to different writers, and I don’t compare myself to them because styles are different and unique, but I feel like I can’t transmit so much emotion, that I don’t have what it takes. I am afraid that people read my work and don’t feel anything. Being indifferent would hurt me more than if people would dislike what I am writing.