Writer – A to Z Blogging Challenge

Since I was a little girl I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write Children’s books, poetry, songs, magazine articles and recipe books.

Fear has been the major culprit in keeping me from fulfilling my dream. Every time I’d start thinking about moving forward fear whispered “you don’t know how to do that”. Where would you start? How do you know what kids want to read? Who would know that is a song let alone want to sing it. A magazine article? Yeah right. You have to cook all the recipes to write a recipe book plus there are many recipe books out there already. Many excuses swirling around in my head. Away went the pencil and paper.

Someone told me to start to journal. I bought a journal (many over the years) but never completed any. I read what I’d written. I laughed at myself and come to the conclusion that I must be nuts.  I sounded like I was whining about some issue or another. Embarrassment would arise and I’d rip those pages out so no one could read them.

Though my fears kept me from working to accomplish my goal I have written a few things. I kept them to myself until I started blogging.I didn’t want anyone to say negative things and hurt my feelings. I’m getting bolder and I’ve decided that anything negative will be turned around as a positive to propel me forward to accomplish what I’ve always known I’m suppose to do.

What do you need to get over to move into what you know you are to do?

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10 thoughts on “Writer – A to Z Blogging Challenge

  1. Emma you make me wish I had done the A to Z challenge! I didn’t know about it until it was too late. I understand this post in a huge way. My problem was always a low self-esteem level. Fear of failure as well. However, I know God has gifted me and I’m going to try anyway! I have enjoyed everything you’ve written and you are inspiring me.

    • Mary Beth,
      I will remind you next year. We will encourage each other and bug each other to write, write, write. Thanks I’m glad I could be an inspiration to you and others. Blessings.
      Emma

  2. My biggest obstacle is “I don’t know enough about enough”. When I read novels so rich in detail about nearly any subject I think, “How would I know to write about that?” and “How did they do that?” At age 60 one might think I would know more than I do. I know people. I don’t know stuff. http://badmoodgoodmood.blogspot.com/

    • Maggie,

      I’m in the same boat with you. You are not alone. As I was told, just write. Don’t worry about anything-just write. After you get it written then you can find someone to help you fix it. You have a blog-you are a writer. Blessings.

  3. It’s been said that if you want to be a writer, all you need to do is write. Writers write, that’s all there is to it. Once that imprinted in my brain, it became very clear that I’m a writer, because I write all the time, and when I don’t write, I’m usually thinking about things to write about or interrupting something I’m doing because it triggers an idea.

    You are a writer! You have a blog and everything! Cheers!

    • As I read your comment I realize it is imprinted in my brain. I woke up this morning with an idea. Thanks a bunch for your encouragement. I am a writer!!!! Blessings.

  4. Boy you sound like you need a pep talk. You inner voices are making it impossible for you to do anything. I have them too. First rule, do you enjoy doing it?(writing) . Then write!

    • Mimi,

      Thanks for the pep talk. I am enjoying writing so i will continue to write. Every time those voices speak up I’m going to write about something. Blessings.

      Emma

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