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Faith can move mountains

“I am participating in the Writing Contest: You Are Enough, hosted by Positive Writer.”
Have you ever wanted to write? Did you pick up a pen and paper, sit in your favorite chair with a cup of coffee then crack open that brand new notebook and completely freeze up? I know I have. I thought I can’t really do this… I’m not an author. You know what though? Maybe I didn’t write that day, maybe I closed the notebook before even making a mark on the page, but I never stopped picturing the story in my mind. And I did eventually write it down and then I wrote another… And another… And another. I’m still writing, and I’m still afraid.

I don’t think the fear ever goes away, write anyway. Get turned down by a literary agent, write anyway. Use that fear, let it drive you forward. Never give up on what you believe in. You are enough! Your belief in yourself is paramount and necessary. It’s not easy to believe in yourself. It’s easy to say, this isn’t for me, especially when nothing seems to be going right. Use that, use that fear, use that doubt, create a character out of it and then turn them into what you want to be. Give the character the faith and trust that you wish you had and then give it to yourself.

Someone out there needs to hear your words. Someone out there is waiting for you to write the story that will change their life. You have that power and that ability to transport people from this time and place and take them somewhere else. Maybe you want to create a world no one has ever seen before, maybe you want to help battered women find peace. Only you can write your story. No one else has your exact story, no one else has experienced the world exactly as you have felt it, and no one else knows the story hiding in your very soul. The world needs your story because only you can tell it.

Don’t let doubt hold you back. You don’t have to try and publish right away, just get the words on the paper. They might not come out right the first time, who cares! Write it down, read it, reread it, write it again if you have to. Just don’t quit, don’t give up on yourself. You have the ability, you have the words. Give them to the world and watch your light shine.

Writing Contest: You Are Enough

 

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