Writing is more than the simple application of pen to paper, finger to keyboard, or voice to phone. It is the fruition of concepts and ideas that have grown and changed over time. It is the flowering of creativity through application. It is the realisation of the conceptual side of a storyteller’s mind.
Writing is a challenge that it will test your patience, your knowledge and your self belief. So when you want to start writing it’s best to approach the challenge from a place of strength, by removing distractions that can get in the way.
Writers can be a funny lot. They like feedback and they love the fact people are reading their work but they can be sensitive about the way it is perceived. It makes sense, a writer puts a great deal of their life into their work so a little bit of sensitivity should be expected.
It’s pretty rare to get something right the first time, which is great! If we got things right all the time, then there would be no point in practicing, no reason to grow, everything would be easy. Probably too easy to make life a challenge worth accepting.