New HuffPo Article: Writing What Scares You
Over on The Huffington Post I share about getting past the excuses and just writing. Check out this except below and view the entire article here.
I shared the statement below across my social media accounts:
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” — Sheryl Sandberg
There’s nobody standing over our shoulder saying, “Oh my god! You can’t write THAT!” So get over yourself. Write anything you want.
I was shocked, perhaps in a naïve kind of way, at how many people responded, saying things like:
“Well, you’ve never met my husband/wife!” or “My parents would freak!” or “What would my kids say?”
Stop Worrying and Write Already!
There’s a world of difference between writing your story (be it fiction or nonfiction), and publishing it. It took me years to get to the point of being brave enough to share my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a neighbor dad, as well as other difficult events that have shaped my life, yet I still had journaled about it for many years, my soul the only audience.