Creativity is like sex....
"You fumble your way through, you get lost in it, you fall in love. Both are passionate, rhythmic, pleasurable, and flowing. Both can bear fruit. And both can rack your soul with vulnerability, bliss, fear and awkwardness."
- Katie Tallo from Write to Done
This is so true! Writing is something that makes people (me, more specifically) feel more open and susceptible to ridicule than most things we do in our daily lives. It's something that's intimate and important to writers because it's part of who we are; it's what we pour ourselves into as we create it. We don't want to be judged based on our performance, we want to write and be lost in a world different from our own. If people like it along the way, all the better. If they don't, it's as if they're judgingyou. What I write is me. It's what is in my head, it's what I'm thinking and feeling. It's real. It's close. It's part of who I am.
Although it's scary at times, if you like writing or you're considering starting, EMBRACE IT!
Free yourself to express everything you desire and see where it leads you. Just like sex, you don't know what you like until your try it! (sorry to be crass or inappropriate, but it's life, right?)