If you read my last blog post, I shared a quoted by Jen Pastiloff. I am attending her On Being Human workshop today and I am so excited. It is coming at a really good time. I have been suffering from an insane case of writer’s block where I write but then I delete everything I write because it is not perfect. I don’t believe in perfect but for some reason this week my writing has not been perfect and I have been very unhappy with it.
Perfect means something works exactly as it is supposed to. Not that something is flawless or complete or whatever else we have interpreted perfect to mean. When something is perfect, it works exactly as it is supposed it. That is the thing. I have been sitting down to write with no purpose. I am keep thinking the purpose or the direction of my writing will form on its own but it is not working.
My writing cannot work exactly as it is supposed to because it has no parameters. I sit down to write and I expect what I want to say to just come out but I have not even thought about what I want to say. And that is where I am going wrong, I need to figure out where I want my writing to go. Because if I figure out where I want it to go, it will work exactly as it is supposed to.
I am looking forward to this workshop and I hoping to find some insight that leads me out of this writer’s block. Sometimes all we need is someone to speak our fears out loud to us in order for us to understand there is nothing to be afraid of because our fears are not rooted in truth. I already know Jen Pastiloff is really good at that. I am excited to experience her in person.