Writing without Fear
There’s a lot of fear in the air for those who blog, vlog, post, text, email, or write in any way that is considered “published.”
Fear that our words would be flagged as not woke (a.k.a PC) enough.
Fear that years from now our texts will be quoted when we apply for a job.
Fear that if we write about people from our lives, (IRL=in real life) they will be hurt.
Fear that if we write about fictional characters, someone in real life would think it’s them.
Fear that later we’ll cringe at the quality of our old writing.
The common thread is FEAR. 😨
What to do?
My personal resolution is to write anyway, and tip my virtual hat to the fears. Yup, I know you’re there, but I’m doing it anyway, so there.
My greatest fear is that I won’t have anything worth saying. So as long as I think I do, I’m glad of that.
I don’t think there’s such a thing as living without fear. Fearlessness is the appearance some convey to others. I bet that inside, the fearless are quaking and then do it anyway.