Categories Blogs Why I Don’t Feel Like Writing Right Now (and what i could do to change) Post author By Udita Gowdety Post date April 4, 2019 3 Comments on Why I Don’t Feel Like Writing Right Now (and what i could do to change) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Tags growth, writing ← I Made My Way Through A Major Creative Rut. → Human Flaws 3 replies on “Why I Don’t Feel Like Writing Right Now (and what i could do to change)” In my humble opinion, a writer NEEDS to write what they feel compelled to put on paper. When we start to let ourselves change our stories, blogs, etc, in order to try and write what we think other people want to hear, we lose a little piece of our souls in the process. I spent so many years editing my first novel because I was constantly trying to guess what an editor/publisher would want to read. It almost destroyed my story. It stopped being my story and became someone else’s. That’s why I finally self-published my novel on Amazon. I didn’t have to let someone pick my story apart and make it theirs before publishing. I realize as writers, we are supposed to open ourselves up to constructive criticism in order to become better writers. But as someone who battles high anxiety, I let other people pick my writing apart for so long I almost quit. In order to overcome it, I decided that for now, I am going to write what I want to write. People can love or hate it. They can judge my content, call me an amateur, whatever. But my writing will be my writing. It’s a piece of my soul and no one should be allowed to pick apart my soul. Be true to yourself. Be true to your writing. Do these things and you won’t look back and feel as though you compromised yourself along the way. Best of luck to you! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you so much, Heather. Your words have made me feel much better about what I’m going through, and I am lucky to have friends like you to help me through it. Sending all my love 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person I’m happy to know I could shed a little bit of light. Any time, just let me know! ❤ LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.