Not because I feel or think that a career in writing is of a low standard. On the contrary, I love writing. Exploring creativity and trying to put what I imagine into the the readers mind is a truly exciting task.
But, for some reason, I can’t seem to put myself out there completely. I notice other writers, successful writers, who are proud to call themselves writers and promote their names every chance they get. If anything, you can easily tell that she (or he) is proud of the work they create.
I’ve come to truly believe that writing is an art. When creating art, you’re more or less expanding your personality onto paper. Perhaps I’ve grown uncomfortable sharing myself to the world that I struggle to share my work.
Or maybe, I don’t feel like my work is perfect. In my mind, I know that perfection is unattainable. In fact, I don’t think perfection exists. That doesn’t stop us from striving for it, right?
A part of me is afraid of being judged or not being good enough. I can’t remember when I started to feel this way – it’s the opposite of who I used to be.
It’s time to change. I’m going to try and be me online and share some of the stuff I’ve been working hard on. Maybe it gets easier the more I do it?
Have you ever dealt with this problem? Any thoughts on why or how you broke free?