Can You Face The Blank Pages?

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Writing is one of the oldest forms of self-expression. For thousands of years, humans have been using it for communication and as a spiritual practice to connect the little self to the higher one.

Like any other art form, it demands the sacrifice of laziness and procrastination to achieve excellence. One can’t just sit and wish the work is done. She has to do the job, and it’s hard.

First, we must bring courage to face the canvas we’re using for self-expression. Then we’ve to accept the failure of being unable to write well.

The problem is non-acceptance. We don’t want to accept that we don’t know how to write. It challenges our ego, and we feel inferior for being wrong.

We forget that it’s a new canvas every day, and we’re different personalities. Our past success doesn’t guarantee future security.

We’ve to begin afresh.

Irrespective of how many great works we’ve produced in previous years, our challenge is still the same today.

Can we face the blank pages and dare to write something we don’t know?