I have to earn a pay check which leaves little time left to write.
I am in school now to maintain my position at work and to give myself options in the future.
Whenever I start to write a story I get overwhelmed with edits and stop.
I have trouble focusing.
If I spend too much time writing, I will isolate myself from others.
I don’t have anything worth writing.
I make too many mistakes.
I’m not good enough.
Nobody wants to read what I am writing.
Writing is egocentric.
Writing will make me anxious or depressed.
I’m not creative enough.
I write technical/medical things for work, isn’t that enough?
I can’t stay on top of my housework.
I will get fat sitting around writing all the time.
People will judge me.
I might say something to upset someone.Here is what I tell myself when I am feeling better:
Write because you love to and for no other reason.
Writing is my gift to myself.
Write whether anyone reads it or not.
Write a blog post.
Write a journal entry,
Write one sentence, one paragraph, one page.
Write because it is what got you through all of your tough times in life.
I need to write the way a bird needs to fly.