Antidote of Doubting

I’m a writer. It’s my core identity. I’ve inscribed it deep within my heart. But here comes Doubt. He is tough and hard – and a pro cheater!

Do you feel like a lost soul because of this culprit?

I do.

Or didn’t I?

Feeling lost – I’ve been there. And will surely be there if I wouldn’t find a solution to crush Doubt. I’m so down.

Again.

And then suddenly, I’m thrilled when I get to know that Positive Writer is hosting a free contest: WRITERS CRUSHING DOUBT.

I’m thrilled not primarily for the prize – but for knowing I am not alone! Because of CRUSHING DOUBT, I remember to look back to one of my previous posts. It’s a “doubt piece,” which also serves as my antidote against the curse of doubting.

Please read on…

Rainydusk

Writing is what I think everyday — from the moment I wake up in the morning until before I fall asleep at night, or maybe even while I’m dreaming. It is a part of my life that can’t be taken away from my daily routine. Without it I’ll feel lifeless because for me it plays a big role in my life. Writing is like an oxygen. It breathes life in me.

This experience applies to almost everyone, if not all. An artist is one best example who suffers in such kind of situation all the time. A person who loves doing something can’t help but to think about that “something.” It keeps bothering the mind. But, how about taking it into action?

Thinking and dreaming are easy and wonderful, but the love for creating needs doing. The ability to craft “something” deserves a place more than just living inside the head. Make it…

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Yes, I am a Writer!

To become a writer is almost like an illusion. It is somewhat an impossible dream. There comes a time when you think you’re already there, and suddenly you will realize there are still so many steps ahead of you to get there. It’s not easy. Yes, it’s a painful journey.

You write. You re-write. You edit. You revise. You polish. Then you repeat the process over and over again until you get published. That’s how the writer lives with his/her craft. It’s a curse, but it’s also a wonderful gift.

So how to become a writer? What defines a real writer? The answer is simple: Write and then consider yourself as a writer.

Being a writer is not measured by how many published pieces you have, or how much money and popularity you gain from it. Just write from the heart and enjoy writing, and the rest will follow gradually.

Yes, I am a writer.