Originally Posted on 05/11/2011
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet,
then you must write it.
How true is that?! How many years has it been that I keep telling myself (and others for that matter) that I'm going to write the great American novel one day. I'll write a book that my friends would want to read. That after they finish reading it, they'll say, "It's over already!?"
My novel is my dream. I want that dream to happen very badly. But when I sit down to write about something, anything...I become the ultimate inner critic. There's that voice inside of me saying, "No, you can't say that!" or "Really? You want to write about that?" It infuriates me to no end!
I have this great idea and then I see a movie about it. You know that movie, Serendipity? Yeah, my idea. And that song by Justin Timberlake...what's it called? Something like "what goes around comes around"...yup, mine too.
I don't even have to start with a novel, really. I would love to just enter into a writing contest...like the one the magazine, Real Simple, is starting. But I say I'm going to do it and then I sit to write and that annoying little voice comes back.
There should be spray or something that could make those thoughts instantly disappear. Wouldn' t that be great? "You can't think you are any good, can you?" Spray...and *poof* it's gone.
Wow, can you imagine how much we could all accomplish? All those dreams in the back burner that would happen for us?
But, you know what? I do give myself some credit, though. I always said I wanted to write a blog. And, um....hello?! Here it is:)
Have a wonderful night,