I recently saw this link on FB and clicked through. Writing? Terrifying? I didn't get it. But some good writing advice is included here. http://www.filmindependent.org/blogs/how-to-take-the-terror-out-of-writing-and-other-change-your-life-insights-from-hunger-games-screenwriter-billy-ray/#.U5M9_Sj09RL
This graphic also caught my eye. Joss Whedon, exploring what he's afraid of through writing? That much, I can understand. Through exploration, we learn, and the more we learn, the less mysterious or strange the object of our exploration will become.
But the topic of being afraid to write also came up, almost immediately, at the workshop I recently attended. It provided yet another reason I felt a fraud in the company of the amazing caliber of talent in that room.
I almost feel I should whisper as I admit this: I have never been afraid to write.
I love to write! Revisions, less so. If I get into the flow of writing, into The Zone, it is the most wonderful place to be. It’s heaven. I wish I could stay there, channeling stories and typing or handwriting as fast as I can get down the words. I tend to take a practical approach to stories, and when I began anything new, I know there’s a lot of hard work ahead.
But the idea stopped me in my tracks and made me wonder, should I be afraid? Should I worry that I’m not afraid? Does this mean my writing sucks?
I’d love to hear from you about this subject! Are you afraid when you write? And if so, about what? The process? The end result? The reaction of readers? Please tell me what I’m missing out on.