Writing takes confidence, whether you’re writing your story, or a description of the latest and greatest in pond aeration systems for a client. Confidence in your ability to communicate the essential message; the emotions, the details, the feeling in the air at that particular moment, the color of your blouse. Without a sense of confidence in our writing we fumble and stumble along… words stick like bits of dry cracker in one’s throat, the page is a mess of erasures and scribbles. And, the hesitancy communicates itself.
Every writer has those moments when the words flow-it’s a blissful place to be. Yet, it can be fleeting for some, specially if the “monkey mind” to quote Goldberg, comes in and starts playing around with your writing process. If we are in touch with our purpose for writing and confident about all the reasons we’re drawn to this avocation, then the words don’t get stuck quite so often.
I’m reading a new blog, Confident Writing, one of the top writing blogs around. The blog’s tagline is Because our words count. I want my words to count; to bring value to a client, to help someone in a similar situation feel less isolated, to share my sense of confidence in who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going.
What do you want your writing to do for you?