As often as i think of coming up with a new blog i find myself sitting idle with my mouth wide open wondering how do i even write, what do i write, how do i even start, what if it seems bizzare, what if it turns out to be a laughing stock and so on. So there is always this one thought which is so distressing, the thought so tormenting. Its funny how we have an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of us. I quite often find comparing myself or my work with that of others and that actually makes me feel defeated and deficient. Too bad it gives you the feeling of inferiority complex. But the thing is we gotta accept the fact that there will always be someone who is undeniably good at something or much more amazingly better than us. It is inevitable. Humans are extraordinarily skilled and possess a vast array of potency. So what I truly feel is that to cultivate confidence in ourselves or in our work is to stop worrying about meeting the standards that we have created for ourselves. And then there is this saying “Comparison is the thief of joy” which sums up the whole thing. Indeed, comparison snatches away our share of happiness and thrills.
Lets take every tip with a grain of salt because Writing, Poetry and Literature- everything is art. Is there any scientific formula to write a poetry? Nay! It is all about our feelings and emotions pouring it all out into a piece of paper. It is all our very own. So guys, lets not give up, lets keep pouring our heart out, lets keep writing and put our work out there even if we are unsure and skeptical about it because it is beautiful. Your words might mesmerize and lift someone, they may somehow make someone’s soul stronger, who knows. Your words are important and needed, and oh so valuable. Lets keep writing our untold stories because the world is so much more beautiful with another writer to preserve her wonder.
Shout out to all the amazing writers out there and specially to the novice ones including me. You re an artist with your own way of writing and imagination. Someone out there needs your story. You deserve to be reminded how beautifully you write and let the story that dwells within you breathe. I just know you will make it out of here. There will be a day i believe where i ll be stumbling into the library and see your name printed on the cover of a new addition and i will break down in tears like a little bitch. So lets write even if no one bothers to read, write for yourself and not for others because it is a form of healing for you before it was ever entertainment for anyone else.
“A professional writer was an amateur who didn’t quit”- Richard Bach.