Being a perfectionist.

I have wanted to be a writer – in general – for years now, I think. I’ve always wanted to write novels and, more recently, wanted to start a blog. But I keep putting off writing things, stories and blog posts, because if it’s not perfect and if I don’t absolutely love it then what’s the point in doing it at all?

I get worked up about writing the perfect sentence or thinking of the best storyline that I become overwhelmed and then go watch a YouTube video, because then I don’t have to think about it and I can just do it tomorrow when I feel better. I won’t feel better tomorrow though because I will go back to my blog or to my story and think “I can’t do this right now, I don’t know what to write. I’ll do it later” and nothing will get done.

What I forget a lot of the time is that it’s better to just write anything even if it isn’t good than to want everything to be perfect and then writing nothing. I put too much pressure on myself to be perfect and to do everything perfectly so I just don’t try at all.

I’m hoping that by starting this blog (that I’ve been procrastinating for at least a few months now), I will break through the mindset that I have to be perfect and to just try to write something and see where it goes from there.

This blog is for me after all.

 

Ellis

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