Friday, October 1, 2010
A Little Bit Anxious :)
I write nearly every week night after my kids go to bed. So, you'd think by writing this often that I wouldn't get nervous about it right? WRONG. No matter how often I write, I get anxious every time I open up that word document. Thoughts like, "What if ideas don't flow?" or "Maybe this story isn't so great and I just think it is?" Honestly, I write mostly for the fact that I love it. It's my most recent and overly obsessive hobby. My story develops in my head all day and I get to let that creativity flow at night...then I try to get to sleep and put my brain to rest.
So why do I get anxious? NO CLUE. But, I seem to find the courage to press through that small barrier. Good thing too because I almost always feel better when I finish for the night. It's like a big sigh that built up during the day. It something that I need to set free!
Here's my question. What kind of barriers do you have when writing? Is there one area that just makes you nervous? Characters, plot, subplots?