Blogging is hard, guys. Harder than writing a novel, apparently. My last post was in September. I skipped a whole month! I'd never skip writing for that long. I'd probably die if I did. My brain would drip out my ears from idea overload. But... Blogging? I have no ideas about what to say, what would be proper. What would make me sound awesome and smart.
And maybe that's okay. Because I'm not awesome and smart. No, I'm not an expert by any means. But it doesn't take an expert to share with others what knowledge you have. If it did, we writers would never be allowed to publish any books. Artists would never sell any paintings. Musicians would never record an album.
What a boring world we would live in, if everything was required to be perfect before leaving our fingertips! There's such beauty in learning and growing as we go along, and watching others do the same. I've recently read a lot of research on a few inspiring figures in the creative world. Oscar Wilde. Georgia O'Keeffe. Erik Satie. I can tell you now that they made a lot of mistakes before they got things right. And debates still rage over the quality of their works.
But they persisted. They wrote and painted and played even when no one was around, even when it got hard, even when they worried that they weren't awesome or smart or good at their respective art.
So I'll be back, soon this time. And I hope the rest of you will continue to share your words with the world. Whatever your worries are, whatever your struggles, you can do this. I know you can. Even if you don't believe in you, I do.
PS. Melissa, this post exists because of you. Thank you. :)