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Be Brave: Lift the Boulder Off Your Shoulders

What’s Stopping You from Sharing Your Writing?

So, when did Todd the Trainer long to get rid of his artificially made mantra and go back into becoming Todd the Writer, or these days, Todd the Author?

 
Well, it started in 2015 and just kept kind of backsliding.

 
But, let me tell you all the story and before you think I’m talking about myself, I want you all to take a page from this article because there are a lot of writers and a lot of passionate people out there who are either hiding their passion or are pursuing it in their downtime and no one knows about it. Sorry for the run-on sentence, I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.

 

Fearing Success

Okay, so for the writer, pouring your heart and soul onto paper or these days onto a word processor is a big step, because when you write something worthwhile, people want to read about it. When you write about something people can relate to, they want to read about it even more.

 
Good, you’re a successful writer.

 
So, what’re you so afraid of?

 
I’ve had writers tell me they didn’t want their haters reading it.

 
Dude, I based my villains off my haters, so they’re going to have something to talk about if they ever read Lord of Columbia.

 
I’ll have all of Pepsi Co. coming after me with two by fours.

 
Newsflash: They’re going to hate on you whether you’ve written anything or not, so stop fearing your haters. If you fear your haters, it means you’re letting them control your life.

 
Why the hell would you let someone else control your life?

 
Why the hell are you such a gifted, talented writer, and are folding because of haters?
Why not start a blog and share your writing right now?

 
Look, I spent years fearing what people would read. I spent years agonizing over getting my message out so people I know and don’t know will read it.

 
Well, guess what?

 
On September 1st, the message is getting released to the world, and as are all the little hints and clues I’ve used to base my characters, settings, and other, personal beliefs, like my belief in Paganism and this country (and area I live in) is overwhelmingly Christian.
So, enough hiding who you are, and just release it. Don’t fear backlash, because when you do release your writing, you’re going to find people just as sane, yes, sane, as you are.

 
So yes, people are going to read your work if it resonates with them.

 
And no, you shouldn’t be ashamed.

 
You should be proud.

 

 
Stop shaming yourself for being successful.

 

Work Reputation

Hey, are you a writer, or what?

 
You want to keep working your day job, miserable as hell inside, because your great writing is hidden somewhere on Google Docs or a flashdrive?

 
Come on, this shouldn’t be hard.

 
When I told people what I was doing, an enormous weight lifted itself off my shoulders.

 
Why not get the damn boulder off your shoulders, too, and join the crowd?

 
Be brave and lift that weight.

 
Get rid of the boulder right now.

 
Right now, start that blog and get your best work up on the site.

 
Just do it and worry not what any hater who comes across it will think. Don’t worry about who reads it, just get it out there into the universe. Get it out into the public. Let the universe and the public know it’s there.

 
It’s time to spread those wings and fly.

 
Get your writing on your new blog.

 

Pursuing Passion

You all know I love this phrase.

 
Would you rather be stuck in a dead-end job you hate, though your message to the world is burning inside you or would you rather share that message with the world and change people?

 
You have a passion, it’s inside you.

 
You’re a writer, and you have the burning desire to write.

 
Let others in on it. Share the knowledge, spread the wealth, let your message ring through to everyone who comes in contact with your writing.

 
Oh, you’ll be glad you did.

 
The choice is yours, but at the end of the day, you’ll be glad you stopped being so miserable at your stupid day job that doesn’t pay the bills anyway and pursue what you’ve always dreamed.

 
Lift the boulder off your shoulders and one day, you’ll thank yourself for doing so.
Thanks for reading.

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