Getting past the blank...
Recently at a business conference, I met a woman who is a copywriter. She was telling me how writing is the most natural thing in the world and how it comes very easily to her. My automatic response was 'I so envy you!' She enthusiastically offered her ghostwriting services after I shared with her how I so want to share information in a written format, only to get writer's block every time I sit down to write. I stare at a blank screen or notepad, you name it.
My brain becomes a complete blank. It does not matter how quiet the room is, what setting I am in, having a block of hours set aside just for this or how hard I try to focus, all the ideas I had just moments before I sat down simply seem to vanish. Maybe some of you can relate.
So the idea of getting a ghostwriter is very appealing. It would save me a lot of mental agony. Many busy professionals and companies hire ghostwriters for their articles and blogs. Other professionals have advised me to do just that: hire a ghostwriter. Tempting, for sure!
Writing does not come naturally to me like to the woman I met at the conference. I could hire her, but then the message would not truly be coming from me. Maybe my writer's block is coming from fear. Just the same as people fear of public speaking. I don't fear public speaking but I used to be terrified to get up and give a speech years ago when I took public speaking training. So I am committing myself to overcome my 'fear' of writing the way I overcame my fear of speaking publicly. I promise that what you read signed with my name is truly something that I have written.
I have a lot to share. I hope you stay tuned!