Hello everyone! I’m new to Reddit and subsequently new to this subreddit. I have loved writing since I was ten-years-old and fearlessly wrote what I called an eighteen chapter novel. While that “novel” has been rewritten and updated and repeatedly erased entirely, I have not grown tired of writing or my dream to “touch the lives of many with a written word” as was said in a movie starring Sandra Bullock called The Proposal.
Lately, I’m not entirely certain if it started when my anxiety and depression came into full force, or not, but I feel like I have a million things to write, and can’t get them out of my head. Every time I start to try, I get discouraged because I can tell it’s poor writing. I know I should just write it all out as a first draft not caring about the quality. But it’s difficult not to care.
I also doubt myself constantly. I want to have a voice, and I want my voice to be heard and to add value to those who read and hear it. But I doubt that I have one. I doubt that it’s worth hearing. I doubt that anyone would listen.
In addition, I feel incapable of organizing my own thoughts. I feel like my writing turns into rambling. I can’t even seem to figure out how to make an outline that makes sense.
I want to write. I feel as though I need to write to alleviate my mind of cluttered thoughts. But I feel paralyzed.
Has anyone else experienced this? How did you move forward?
Source: reddit post