5 Mistakes I Do Everyday As A New Writer
Don’t be me and learn from my mistakes by avoiding these five habits.
For as long as I remember, I live where the letters stand. I define myself with my writings, as this is why I have been sent to this world.
Do I make mistakes? Yes, every time.
Is it hard to express myself in another language? Yes, it is.
Do the failures upset me? No, not really. I enjoy making mistakes. I couldn’t feel more proud. So here are five mistakes I make every single day, yet I am here to learn!
1. Being impatient
As long as I feel something around my left side, I let the pen take me and meet with my words through it. It almost feels like I am in another zone where nobody can reach me. It is my safe space.
Some days, I write down every single fear, passion, desire to make sure I am still a human-being. That’s why, after I am finished with writing, I find myself in deep space without any sign of consciousness. With a need to be heard, I hit the publish too soon. Every single time!
I know I should be more patient, take more time on my articles to enhance, maybe wait for a day to see if my ideas are still the same. Or maybe do more research regarding my subject and add them to my article to make it more persuasive. I am still working on it!
2. Getting too excited about it
It is difficult for me to wait for feedback. Sometimes, I add my story to a publication and then wait in front of the computer to see their replies. Then, I keep checking via my phone during the day, and it almost feels like when you don’t reply, my heart is broken.
I don’t write for an income. I am a doctor in the emergency room. I see people dying in my arms, hear their last words, sometimes read a poem of mine to them while they are finding the final peace.
It is hard to be out there, guys. I know I have to be tough, look certain, and be the white rock to professionally deal with it. Therefore, with a pencil and a piece of paper, I need my safe space. And once I have found it, I can’t handle all the joy by myself but have an urgent feeling to share it with you.
3. Finding the community
I understand how marketing works. Yet, when I look at the communities with a significant number of followers, their fieldwork usually consists of technology or politics, which I am not good at.
Where are my people who are into poetry, love, personal stories, passion for writing?
I am not here to insult Trump or teach you some fancy software. I just want to be heard! That’s why I sometimes send my articles to irrelevant publications and face low rate views.
I really should find my people!
4. Make it so personal
Once I see a comment, I take it too personally. I keep reminding myself, “This is a push for me to make my writing better.” Take it as an advantage and enhance my ability to write. This particular person wants to correct my mistakes, brighten my words, make me a better writer. Or not.
Maybe this is just a bad human being. Who cares? I do, while I shouldn’t.
5. Being too shy to share
Sometimes I feel reluctant to submit my article with question marks around my head.
What would people think about me?
What if they don’t like it?
What if they don’t like me after reading it?
What if there is a mistake I didn’t realize before, and they make fun of me?
Is it a waste of time for them and me?
Do I waste their time on some trash?
Am I going to make mistakes? Yes, probably, I am. However, I feel nothing but pride to still show up and keep trying every day.
What you feel, what you write for, and live for, matters. It does matter for you. Don’t be me and learn from my mistakes by avoiding these five habits. And if you have some spare time, let me know if you are on board with me!