Need a moment to goal check and figure out why I started writing in the first place.
It’s easy to sink into this fear of what if no one reads my work?
What if I don’t get recognition for my work that I’ve worked so hard for?
What if I’ve been writing for nothing?
The doubts stall me sometimes, makes me angry most of the other times.
But then I need a reminder, I need to go back to the start.
Why did I start writing?
I started because I loved playing in different worlds and being able to create my own rules.
What do I love about writing?
I can become anything or anyone I want to.
I love words and stringing them together, making them have meaning and evoking emotion.
I love when the words jump out at me or when a plot comes together without much prodding.
I love the feeling of purging what floats in my head without judgement.
I love impressing myself as I edit or read over my previous works.
I love being creative and playing a role in keeping the creative energy rolling around through the world.
I love being able to daydream the day away.
Mic checked. Brain Checked. Reality Checked.
I needed this reality check because I was drifting away from the fun of writing and that is never good.
Quanisha A. McGruder