You cant write
I have been sitting in fear in the knowledge that “I can’t write”!
Remember back when you were at school and you loved English and you spent your days writing stories. That was me. I loved to write and when I look back at my books i can see i loved to tell stories. So why am i petrified to write now.
When i have looked over my books i had pages and pages of stories and yes some of them were very lengthy with many spelling mistakes, but boy was i passionate about everything i wrote about. Slowly as the years went on i began to see a lot more RED pen in my books. Sentences that weren’t formed correctly, spelling mistakes, no capital letters. So notice my surprise to also see less and less writing.
I guess i learnt i wasn’t a good writer and that’s where i am right now. Sitting in front of my computer day in and day out in fear of the grammar Nazi.
And then this morning i stumbled upon a blog post from a friend basically saying the same thing. Which made me curious how many others felt like this. Obviously not those straight A students who excelled in English but lots of those amazing C students like me!
And guess what…. There are hundreds of us out there. They also know they are far from perfect, but the difference is – nothing is stopping them and nothing should stop me.
So this is me…. You will find mistakes (though i will try to make them as minimal as possible)
And with that i will just write. I will write what is on my mind and hopefully learn on the journey.
So my challenge to myself to post weekly on my bog.