A conversation I’ve had with myself, more than once…

‘Okay, time to do another blog post’

‘What’re you gonna’ write about?’

‘Well it’s about writing, I’ll write another post about writing, try and share what I know.’

‘And what is it that you know? Why do you think anyone would want to read what you have to say?’

‘Well, I’ve written a book.’

‘One book. Years ago.’

‘Alright, take it easy – that’s still more than most people.’

‘Most people could care less about your book.’

‘Well, they don’t have to care about the book, it’s sharing my experiences in writing, I think I’ve done enough that some people might get something from it.’

‘Really?’

‘Yeah.’

‘Would you read it?’

‘Would I read my blog?’

‘Yeah, would you read your blog.’

‘Well, yeah, but obviously it’s very tailored to me, like, it’s everything I like – have you looked at that ‘Influences’ section, so much great stuff…’

‘Okay, yeah, it’s about you, and you’re pretty ego-centric, makes sense you’d love reading about yourself. But shouldn’t you be working on your second novel?’

‘Yes. I should.’

‘So why waste time with a blog when you could be doing that?’

‘That novel scares me.’

‘What?’

‘It scares me. I’ve failed at getting it out so many times – I’m scared I’ll fail again. It’s like that really pretty girl you want to ask out but you’re too scared you’ll get rejected.’

‘Right. So you’re giving up then?’

‘No, absolutely not, it’ll get there. But it does scare me.’

‘Maybe you need to do something else for a bit, get your mind of it, free your thinking a little so you can get it out.’

‘Like, write something else?’

‘Yeah.’

‘What, like a blog?’

‘Exactly.’

 

 

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