15 Responses to Fun Fridays – October 7, 2016

  1. Lisa Evola October 7, 2016 at 5:05 am #

    Amen!!

  2. Louise M. Gouge October 7, 2016 at 5:06 am #

    This is so funny and so TRUE!

  3. Ruth Taylor October 7, 2016 at 5:40 am #

    I recently spoke with a friend who is 10 years younger than I am about this. Reading one of my novels has inspired her to write one of her own, as she has always wanted to. She doubts she can do it since she has no writing experience. I shared how it took years to develop my craft into what it is now and encouraged her to at least start writing some thoughts. I told her, “If you have the gift, it will happen!”

  4. Rachael M Colby October 7, 2016 at 5:43 am #

    Ahh, yes. I live there. It does help to know I’m not alone in these feelings though!

    Writing for God is an awesome and terrible thing. Oh, the insecurity and security of being held and led by the hand of the invisible God.

    This is what I do with paralizying self doubt:

    https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/06/01/shut-up-satan-overcoming-writers-doubt-and-the-voices-in-my-head/

    https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/06/09/talent-is-a-seed/

    https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2016/05/03/waiting-for-perfect/

  5. Katie Powner October 7, 2016 at 6:24 am #

    Yep. That about sums it up.

  6. Jean October 7, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    Oh, to go back to the days of simply being able to enjoy a book without studying the writing and lamenting my writing deficiencies. Ha ha!!

  7. Janet Ann Collins October 7, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Whoever wrote that has been watching me through the window of my office!

  8. Melissa Henderson October 7, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Wow! True.

  9. Tisha Martin October 7, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    What comforting words. ;).

    I have occasionally asked myself: Why do writers, confident in their idea, who even have strong support from peers and mentors, struggle with the satisfaction that their idea will indeed work?

    And I have often concluded:

    1. It’s human nature to wobble.
    1. It’s human nature to second guess yourself.
    3. It’s part of the writer’s life. Always.

    Therefore, leaving the encouragement: Get used to disappointments. Drink lots of coffee. And just keep charging.

  10. Nora October 7, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Ah, but at least, they can entertain themselves with their stories. Can you say daydreamers? We are, one and all.

  11. Grace Fox October 7, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Love it! Thanks for the laugh 🙂

  12. Candy Nichols October 7, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Okay I hate you lol

  13. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. October 7, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    What a chuckle!

  14. Judith Robl October 7, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Yes, I can relate. I’ve spent a lifetime writing and accomplished precious little. But I still have hope. All I need to do is live to be 300-plus years old. Then maybe I’ll finish half of the project I have in my head and on scraps of paper in outlines and snippets. Hah!

  15. Samantha October 11, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    Ha! Too true.

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