I’m Nancy. I’m also nervous.
I’ve given myself 18 minutes to get this first post written. After which, I have to jump in the car, pick up my oldest (or is it eldest?) at school, come home, make a snack, make dinner, and basically fill the rest of my day with excuses.
(This is terrible writing, and boring. Ok, take 2)
I’m a self-made writer. Meaning I’d like to call myself a writer but since I have no confidence in my writing abilities, I hesitate to make the, “Look at me! I’m a writer!” declaration. (This is getting worse)
I’d like to finally start blogging. I’d also like to finally finish the books I’ve started, but like many new writers: I’m scared, I’m nervous, and worst of all, I don’t know where to start.
I see a lot of amazing blogs out there that have great info, and fun writing prompts, but somehow after binging on these “How to Grow Your Platform/How to Write Your First Book/How to Become Something You’re not” for over two years, I’m still not doing it.
Why? Because I’m not “good enough” “yet”…
But that’s ok because this is not your typical writing blog. As you’ve noticed, I talk to myself when I write. (Hmmm I wonder if this is a post idea: Why talking to yourself while writing really works)
I won’t be sharing how to write, or what to write, I’ll be sharing how I feel, because to me this is all that really matters.
How does your writing make you feel?
How does your writing make others feel?
Your feelings can teach you a lot about your writing, especially your bad writing.
This is my terrible first post. My Grammarly score is 79%, and I’m not allowing myself to edit any of it.
Tomorrow I’ll come back and re-read this first post. I’ll talk about how each section made me feel and re-work it to see if I can come up with something better (let’s be real, it can only get better).
I’m still nervous.
Follow me on Instagram @onemomswords for Day 2 (click to read) of my #100DayChallenge to see how I turn this post into something a little less terrible. This is a new blog: no branding yet, no pictures yet, no writing voice yet, no newsletter yet. Just words. Lots of garbage words.