Hello! As I typed earlier in m,you previous post, I just got back from vacation. One of the things I've realized when I got back is I have a lot of ideas in my head that I want to create. I have been putting things off for a long time. I think I need to buckle down and trust myself to actually follow through with them.
I started writing a story as anyone who has followed this site can see. I psyched myself out because I was writing it in a vacuum. There was no comments or feedback or response to it when I posted the first
UPDATE: Sooo, as you can see above it looks like I just posted this in the middle of a sentence. I can assure you that is not the case as I wrote a whol thought provoking piece on all of the worlds problems, like Global Warming, Gun Control, Women's Rights, and The War on Terror. I even went so far as to solve all of the problems and bring about the global utopia that we've been striving for thus paving the way for solving the population crisis and colonizing Mars. However, I can't remember what I wrote so I guess we're all screwed. Oh well. Just tell yourselves that you would have been amazed.
In actuality I wrote about the story that I had started called "The Sisters". Now, if you had followed it, you may have noticed that I stopped writing any new entries in it. I found out that I have trouble writing in total silence. I posted my writing publicly so I can get feedback and motivation to keep going. This, however, is not your cross to bear. There are thousands of writers out there who write whole novels without showing anyone. Looking at you George R. R. Martin...
So I decided to treat my writing like I treat my drawing. I have to be okay with my own voice and self critism and not psych myself out. With drawing, I had to be okay with sucking at it first. The same goes with my writing. I need to just do it even if I'm not good at it, because just doing it will make me better. So, regardless of whether I get feedback or not, I'm going to go ahead and continue to write "The Sisters". Even if it's terrible, I have to get these stories out of my head before my brain pops!
I have been keeping my creativity in and getting distracted by too many things and I think it's taking its toll on me. I'm ready to get these ideas out. I'm gonna start with writing, but I have also decided to write and illustrate my own web comic which is a big deal for me. I have a proof of concept in the works and I plan on being brave and putting it up here for all to see. Hopefully you all will like it.
And that's it. Just a little update on my upcoming project and I hope you enjoy it. Also, I'm glad I was able to give you a little insight as to why sometimes I have trouble finishing some of these projects. I get too much into my head and I need to just quiet the voice of self doubte and actually show people my creative side. Cheers!
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