I just jumped onto Jeff Goin’s “15 Habits of Great Writers” Challenge” , and I’ve gotta catch up! Day 1 is proclaiming to the world that I’m a writers, so there it is! I also double-checked my social media profiles. I added “writer” to Facebook and saw that my Twitter (TeriLari) already has that down.
Every day I think about how important believing in myself and being confident is. I keep thinking “If I could just. . .” But I think the important thing is just to give myself a break. To just let go. . . if I am riding myself all of the time, criticizing myself at every turn, how is THAT going to help anything? I have 3 spiritual books that I keep in the bathroom, and one is 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne Dyer. The last time I picked it up I flipped to the chapter: “You Can’t Give Away What You Don’t Have”. (I always seem to open up to the right page.) If I am full of self-criticism, that is all that I have away. And that is NOT who I want to be.
Seriously, I had to laugh when I heard myself think this morning while walking Bowser: “Good God, Teri, you can’t be in the moment, can you? You can’t stay focused for a second!” Geez! Lighten up, self! How can I possibly relax when I have my own ego breathing down my neck every second? So, my goal is going to be to take a chill pill. If I find myself off track,I’ll just be aware of it, and refocus. . . even if it’s for a second! That’s fine!
And back to writing: I think I want to write children’s stories. I already have one that I wrote in high school that I like; I just need to figure out how best to present it to a publisher and WHO to send it, too. And then I want to keep writing. . . more and more and more. And I’m going to start journaling every day. Or at least having writing time, time where I just sit and let myself think, and then write what comes. I think I have some crazy ideas that I’ve squelched because I thought they were nuts. All this stifling has shut me off. Time to open the floodgates!
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