I shouldn’t doubt my ability to describe a place or a person without even trying.

The above statement came to me last night as I was trying to fall asleep. I had begun to have a seed a doubt about trying my hand at writing. I find, and have read, that it is very easy to get discouraged.

I went to sleep not worrying too much about these feelings of doubt, and I guess writing those doubts down last night did the trick. Today I did an exercise that focused on reading a passage with your critical brain to discover how the writer used characters and setting. After I did this exercise my brain was flowing with ideas for my novel.

I know that there is a long road ahead of me and that I have a lot of research to do if I want to continue with my idea. But I’m no longer afraid of the challenge, I embrace it with open arms.

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