Writers! What are you afraid of?
Sarah: Or if you’re me succeeding and acceptance Sarah: Rejection is not a problem I’m down with that. Jo: Why can’t you accept love?
things. Or their mum reading a really bad sex scene that they wrote. Yeah. Write like your parents will never read it. But, you know, fear can be good. Fear is not necessarily a bad thing. We
need fear to sort of motivates us in a way you just can’t use it as an excuse
to procrastinate because then you never will even try. And if you don’t try then
you can’t fail but if you don’t try you also can’t succeed. So you have to embrace failure and be prepared to fail because it’s gonna happen.
Sarah: Absolutely and the only thing that’s really worth being scared of is living your whole life in
the shadows of what you could have been Jo: And regretting everything! Sarah: So it’s time to stop worrying about
what might go wrong and just crack the fuck on. Jo: And accept it as an inevitability.
Sarah: i-n-e-v-i-t-a-b-i-l-i-t-y Jo: Because why are you writing when it comes down to it? Because like writing, presumably, even though you probably hate writing some of the time and why would you stop yourself doing
something that you love? Why would you spend your whole life not writing and then
look back on your life and go ‘well at least I didn’t didn’t fail! But I also didn’t write anything’. You just gotta push through it and you know, you are gonna fail you. Your
first drafts are gonna be shit. You’re going to get rejected, you’re gonna get
criticism that you don’t agree with It’s just a given but it’s also how you
develop and get better and grow as a writer. That’s not to say you have to be fearless. You can’t just magic your fear away, but you can be resilient. You can take a deep breath,
find that little well of badassery deep inside you, and pour your
heart into it, and then ride the adrenaline high all the way home. So. Easy peasy. Got it? Good. Go write. Byeeee.