“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
I’ve been writing the second book of The Plagued Trilogy off and on for the past month. But for some reason, I keep taking breaks from writing out of some misplaced fear that people won’t enjoy what I’ve written so far. I don’t understand why–as I read what I have already written, I enjoy every word. But every time I write, there’s a little voice that keeps telling me, this is boring. People won’t like this book as much as the first.
So my new strategy is to listen to Mr. Ginsberg’s advice. I have to forget that these books are for anyone else. I have to write what I want to write, and tell the story that I know, deep down inside, is the story I want to tell.
I’m going to gain my own voice. These stories are inside of me, and the only way they’re going to escape is if I write them–for me. Not for anyone else.
Now I just need a cup of tea.