Being a writer is not easy. I now say that I am a writer. Before, I never like saying that because I felt that only writing a few words on the page each day was too easy. Saying “I’m a writer”, was like saying in other words “I don’t work”. But I now fully acknowledge my talent, I acknowledge my skill. Writing is an art. Like the painter, the pianist, the singer, the rapper, the violinist, it all takes work! There is hard work when we have to create from a place within. We struggle but we rejoice, we stress and beat ourselves up but we still show up and show out, while giving it our best, heart on the page, nothing in us left. Writer’s block can only exist if you let it. Brick walls do plague us from time to time, but use your imagination to push through that wall and break it down. It’s not easy. There has to be a balance all while having discipline. We must balance hard work and relaxation, criticism and kindness, love and extreme disgust. Think about things before you started taking your writing career seriously. Some people have school, work, children, a full time job, health issues, and family problems and they still manage to write novels.
We have to believe in ourselves first before anyone else will.
Copyright 2012 Ta’Mesha Smith