Notes To My Younger Self:

You will choose to explore new experiences, including writing stories. And with those choices, come learning curves. For example, while writing you’ll come across different types of “blocks”—words being one of them. At times, the most amazing thoughts, images, conversations will grow in your head and when you attempt to translate these scenes to the page, they may feel like they’ve lost their lustre. Understand this is not due to lack of talent or ambition, it’s simply part of the process when learning a new skillset.

Without training and practice, know that a human’s largest vocabulary is a listening vocabulary. The second largest vocab we have organically is a reading vocabulary. The third, is our speaking vocabulary. Finally, and the smallest vocabulary we have without development, is writing.

So instead of getting frustrated, feeling doubt about whether or not you’re up for the task, embrace and celebrate the “blocks” as they are stepping stones, opportunities, to stretch and develop.

E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge

If you want to be a master you have to keep practicing.

aka The Glamorous Wife

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