“Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.” -George R.R. Martin
On Friday I decided to join the #AprilBlogaDay challenge and write a blog entry for every day in April. Four days in, I am struggling to think of ideas and write a new blog entry.
Writing struggles are not new to me. Whenever I have had to write on demand I have struggled to write. Whether it was a essay for a class, an article for a deadline or a blog entry, the issue has been trying to tell a story, one the reader will enjoy, and feel a connection.
I want to write the perfect piece. Consequently, I over think my words and sentence structure. I re-write each sentence. I debate each word. I type. I delete. I re-type, and then I do it all again.
Even when I feel like I have written a piece worthy of sending I struggle to share it. I fear the feedback. I fear no feedback. I fear people being upset and not letting me know.
What has helped me meet the demands of writing for a deadline? The knowledge that I need to submit the article has always made it easier to finish.
I am hoping that writing every day for the month will help me to be less anxious about writing on demand.
Share your thought and comments below. I look forward to continuing the conversation about the struggle of writing on demand. Please let me know what you think about my blog entries and help me to reflect and learn by commenting below.
My Commitment – April Blog a Day Challenge
I have joined the #AprilBlogaday Challenge. The goal is to submit a blog entry every day in April. I will not promise each blog entry will be motivational, energetic, and thought-provoking. However, I will do my best to continue to reflect on my journey of learning and my areas of growth.