Do you always fret and stew over ideas and yet feel that you
can’t put them down on paper? Do you feel like your life is out
of control and you don’t know what to do differently? Do you
feel overwhelmed, and don’t know why?
If you answered any or all of these questions in the
affirmative, you have fret fever. This is natural for a beginner
writer. But as you gain practise and you get increasingly
published, your confidence ‘should’ grow.
However, for some writers, no matter how much success they
achieve, no matter how many books and articles and stories
that they publish, they still fret. They still are overwhelmed
with the small things of the writing endeavour. They just can’t
relax and enjoy the process.
I love watching my kitten. He never frets or worries. He lives
in the moment. He stretches. He sleeps. He eats. He stares off
into space. He lays low. He just sits. And guess what, he seems
to be enjoying himself. He loves life and he loves everything
Why can’t writers do the same thing? Why can’t we just
write and not worry about anything else? Why can’t we refuse
to fret and just do what we really should be doing and not
wasting energy on useless worrying? Is there something in
human nature that is more prone to worry?
Well, I’m not exactly sure what the answer is but I do know
that we would really enjoy our life as writers if we just wrote
and didn’t worry and fret over every little detail. Relax, take a
deep breath and write. You will not only enjoy the process of
writing more if you do this, but you will be much more
~ Happy Writing.