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Kicking your own ass May 22, 2012

Posted by KKAJI in All about me.
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Get used to it.

If you plan on writing for a living, you’re going to have to do a lot of this.

I’m in the process of doing it as we speak. It’s easier said than done. Excuses pop up left and right like weeds, and they take root in the same manner too. It’s like the weed poking through the concrete of your brain, saying “well, but then youcould ignore all that and just do this”.

It goes right back to my post about distractions.

Andthen there’s something even worse than distractions: self-doubt.

You know what I’m talking about. “Why am I bothering with this idea right now? If I write it like this it’s just going to sound crappy. I should wait until the idea is fleshed out”.

Let me tell you something, if you wait until it’s fleshed out to write it, you will NEVER get around to doing it! I’m learning that the hard way. And I am literally kicking my ass (yes literally) over it. I’ve wasted all of May pining away after ideas for my June Camp NaNo plot instead of drafting some! And that whole hindsight thing? Yeah, incredibly true. I’m looking back saying “Well, I remember I had an awesome idea on May 12th, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was. Why didn’t I write it down?” Oh. Right. Because at the time, I deemed it too lame to fathom as a real idea.

Write. Everything. Down.

There is no such thing as a bad idea when you’re a writer. Anything can turn into something worth writing!

So get rid of those ideas that there’s no point. Get rid of all that self-doubt and all of those “what-ifs” and JUMP IN! It’s time. Put on your writing gloves and kick some ass, even if it’s just your own!

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