Atina Atwood

Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Doubt is the poisonous dart that strikes the heart of any writer, paralyzing her until she stops listening, forgets to feel, and starts to think
Great writing doesn't necessarily always come from thinking. For me, when I write fiction, I listen to everything around me, waiting for a plot or a new character to introduce itself to me. I initially feel my way through the action; the real cerebral work will inevitably come later. 
But when I start to doubt my abilities, my calling, things start to get muddled. I start to think – not about my next book or where the series is headed, but how I am being perceived because I'm still pursuing a dream. That noise drowns out my inspiration until I can't hear my characters or feel their stories within me. And then the doubt resurfaces. 
To be a writer is to be a dreamer. There's no way around it. 

3 thoughts on “For Writers: DOUBT

  1. RedheadedBooklover says:

    Hi ! I never normally comment on other people’s posts but I just came across your blog and I have to comment and tell you that I adore it! Your blog is so wonderful, I am so happy I just came across it. I am going to follow you right now so I can keep up to date with all of your posts; I look forward to your next ones! Keep up the great work (:

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    1. Atina Atwood says:

      Hi Redheadedbooklover,

      Thank you so much! I actually have to thank you for three things – your wonderfully kind words, choosing to follow my blog, and for posting a comment. That’s the perfect recipe to inspire any blogger to keep on plugging, so thank you… and feel free to comment any time. I love hearing from you!

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      1. RedheadedBooklover says:

        You are so sweet to message me back! You are so welcome, your blog is wonderful and I am so happy I came across it!
        Do you have Twitter or Instagram? I would love to follow you!

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