Friday, November 9, 2012

I Only Promised the Universe That I Would Write

A busy work and personal life, a successful-so-far health treatment that takes up a lot of my time and energy staying on top of it, and the need for sleep are the main reasons I am experiencing writer's block.  Actually, I guess I don't have writer's block.  I have plenty to write about but when I sit down to write or type what I've randomly scribbled out, my perfectionism kicks in and I realize what I've written is not profound or beautiful or even as entertaining as it seemed in my head.  The more I justify not writing, the more difficult it becomes to want to try to write anything at all!

A fellow blogger shared the wise words of writer, Elizabeth Gilbert:

"One day, when I was agonizing over how utterly bad my writing felt, I realized: 'That’s actually not my problem.' The point I realized was this – I never promised the universe that I would write brilliantly; I only promised the universe that I would write." 

I so needed this perspective!

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