I recently read …
Being a writer is easy.
It’s like riding a bike.
Except the bike is on fire.
You’re on fire.
Everything is on fire.
And you’re in Hell.
I must say that this is not my experience of writing to date, but I did get quite a kick out of this quote anyway.
Now, have I had moments of questioning the worth of my work? Oh yes.
Have I had moments of self-doubt? Most definitely.
Have I had moments of fear? Fear of failure? Quite often.
But I have also had moments of Joy. Joy in the journey. Joy in the struggle. Joy in overcoming. And Joy in acknowledging for myself that I had the courage to follow this path.
I have also had my moments of self-belief. Belief that what I have to share will serve another.
And I have had many moments of gratitude. Gratitude for family, for friends, for supporters, for doubters, for the past, for the present, and for the future.
Today the writing journey has reached the 79,000 word mark.
And each message within this memoir, within this story, within this journey, serves as a connection between the questioning, self doubt & fear AND the joy, self belief & gratitude.
A connection that honors the process.
A connection that embraces the yin and yang.
And a connection that I am blessed to witness through the treading of this path.
The journey continues. As do the connections.
I am both scared and encouraged …
… and most grateful for both.
NEXT: The writing blessings …