Writing is one of my favorite things to do, and yet it’s one of the hardest things to do on a regular basis. I’m not sure why it’s so hard, but it is. All I have to do is open a word document or pull open a notebook and start writing. And yet it’s not always that simple.
Sometimes I have something I want to talk about, but not enough to write a whole article on. Other times I just don’t know what to write about. Sometimes I see something on the news or what other people post about and I don’t even have an opinion on it. Sometimes I do have an opinion, but I don’t want to make my opinion on the basis of people getting angry at me for having that opinion. Obviously, this is impossible because there will always be a person who will be upset with whatever you’re doing with your life or what you think about on certain subjects.
Sometimes I want my writing to be more a thorough, essay like piece. Other times I want to have it be fun and short, sometimes even list style. Whenever I pick a style for writing, I immediately wish I’d done it the other way. No matter what I do, I can never win, you know?
I just need to get over myself and write whatever I feel like writing about, but the advice to “Just write” makes it all the more intimidating.
In other news, the whole Roe v. Wade thing is blowing up in people’s minds. A lot of people are angry and other people are happy. I have complicated feelings about the whole thing. I don’t believe in abortion in general, but then I think of the women who have ectopic pregnancies, or something that goes wrong in the pregnancy that puts the mothers at risk for death or serious injury. What happens to those women? Are they going to bleed to death? Are they or the doctors going to get in trouble for aborting the baby in order to save the mother? How is all that going to work? Again, an important topic to write and talk about, but how do you write a whole blog post about it? I’m not smart in that regards. Whatever the case, I hope that America can reconcile itself. We probably look a little ridiculous to outsiders right now.
2 thoughts on “How to Keep Writing.”
How I see it is that I need to get my first million words out before the better words arrive. So in that sense, ‘just write’ makes so much more sense. The best part? Any writing counts. That’s how I coax myself into it. Wishing you all the best in your journey!
That’s interesting! I need this mindset! Thank you!