The Writer Encourager

Writing, Value

Writing, like everything in life, takes balance. This is true in the way we both view, and approach our writing. The temptations are to either view our writing as not important, or to take ourselves too seriously.

One undervalues, while the other overvalued, and both can be a problem. Ignore the value, and you won’t see any reason to make time for writing. Overvalue will cause you to fret over every word, or be defensive about changes. Either can hurt your writing.

There is value in your writing, and I hope you’ll make time for it. That’s not to say life will pause on you. I’m writing late today because of necessary things, but I’m still writing. For me it’s both therapeutic, and I hope, helpful to others.

Yet, it’s not the most important part of my day. It’s important, but not as important as faith, family, and friends. I want to encourage you, not to write in spite of what your life holds today, but in addition to it. Today, you may write in the in between moments, so that tomorrow you can expand in extra time.

I write this because, it’s easy to say nothing matters, or to over fixate, and both will stress you out. At the end of the day, while it may be a window into your thoughts, it’s still a piece of paper, or a computer screen, not a plane of glass. If you make a mistake, it won’t break, discard it, and try again.

You can do this, you’re valuable, you’re writing is valuable. Still, it’s ok when it doesn’t turn out exactly as planned. Life is that way, it has its twists and turns, but it’s a valuable thing to write about ;).

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