This morning I wrote for fifteen minutes, fully open and grounded in my inner voice. When I read back what I had written, well frankly, it was shit.
It happens to us all. You set out to write a blog post or an article and the words get mangled and deformed between your heart and your head. The sentences sound stilted and brittle. There is no flow or beauty. Your writing sucks.
You want to give up. It was a stupid idea anyway. There are so many people in the world who write better and more eloquently than you. You may as well leave it to them …
But here is what you do when you feel like your writing is shit. You walk away from the words, do something else and then try again. Maybe not today, but at least tomorrow.
Today my writing practice was shit. Tomorrow it will be better. Maybe tomorrow will be the day when beautiful words and phrases flow from my fingertips without effort. Swings and roundabouts, ups and downs, good and bad — it’s the adventure of life.