First, let me thank my six fans for reading my blog last week.
I think it is apparent that writing a blog is really just ‘listening to yourself talk.’ Since from the age of three, I was always talking just for talking’s sake. So, I suppose that writing is just a natural extension of who I was always meant to be: a lonely, pathetic person who talks to herself in her own little world!
Stupid, stupid, stupid! My mind screams out to me!
What made me think I could be a writer? What made me think my story was any good? What made me think to tell people? What made me think I would be worth reading? What made me think I was worth listening too?
Then, as if my angels were reading my mind, I received Bryan Hutchinson’s latest blog, Why You Need To Do Something Stupid (To Succeed As An Artist) – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/stupid/#disqus. He reminded me that little lesson about life: It is worth taking chances and being stupid sometimes:
“We’re not always afraid of failure itself, we’re more afraid of the repercussions of failing and being considered an idiot for thinking we could get away with it.” – Bryan Hutchinson
I may have only six people who read my blog, but at least I did it! I may have written a novel that no one cares about. But, I least I did it! I could of stayed quiet about writing, like I have done for so many years, but as I least I told people! (Check me out on Facebook, Writerdeeva. Shameless plug????)
I am out there making a complete fool of myself. I am feeling stupid that I may never be successful at writing. I am feeling inadequate that my story is not good enough to be published. I am feeling ashamed that few people read my blog. I am embarrassed that no one goes to my Facebook page. But the bottom line is: I couldn’t be more proud!
And in my own little world, I am doing just fine……