I love what the author said about surrendering. “Surrender to your own ego. Let yourself sound dumb, dull, or overly earnest, or whatever you fear most about your own writing. Surrender and then rewrite.”
Think about that. For a long time I had it in my head that if I wrote something everyday on my daughter’s dedication site that I would start to sound redundant. I didn’t want to bore people so I only write when the mood struck me with something. In those times I just hammered out entries. Sometimes I even wrote two or three in one day. If I was inspired I wrote but if I wasn’t I didn’t.
I love the idea of surrendering to my own ego. It’s okay to not always sound your best. That’s what editing is for. Just let go and be free to write whatever comes to mind in that moment. It would be pretty kewl to see what others might write if they did this. My hope is that by doing this writing journey I started this year that I’ll be doing this very thing. Just writing. Sounds great doesn’t it?