It’s very liberating.
For a long time, I’ve gone back and forth about writing: writing a book, writing a blog post, even writing a tweet. If you look at the large gap on my blog between periods of activity, it becomes self-evident.
It’s the typical writer’s self-doubt. What Steven Pressfield refers to as Resistance.
“What if people don’t like it? Or even hate it? What if people don’t like me? What if I piss someone off? What if they realize I’m a complete fraud and have no idea what I’m talking about?”
To know that writers I greatly admire – like all of the ones listed above – get their fair share of criticism and internet hate makes my insecurity seem a little silly. Not only is it liberating, it’s downright empowering.
“You think they suck? Wait until you get your eyeballs full of what I’m about to release!”