Everybody Has a Story

I saw a tweet from my mother this morning that really resonated with me.  I think that it is something that resonates with every writer, whether they admit it or not.

Trying to write this morning & beset with doubts & angst. Who am I to think that I have a story? Ahhhhhh!!!!

@NanaLorraine

There are so many times when these thoughts plague me. Why do I think that I should be writing?  Why do I think that maybe I should start to be be paid for my writing? Do I really think that I have some children’s stories that should be published? Should I really try to get some articles in magazines?

I think my answer to these questions and doubts is simple, everyone has a story to tell.  Not everyone will be published, but everyone has a story. My answer to my mom’s tweet?  Her grandsons want to hear her stories.  Her children want to hear her stories. A story written just for them? Her grandsons will be thrilled and will cherish them.

Are you a writer plagued with doubts sometimes? What do you do to get over them?

1 comment to Everybody Has a Story

  • I agree everyone has a story to tell. And anyone who wants to write should. I don’t think that necessarily translates into that everyone should be published, but I think a lot of people who are published shouldn’t be and there are many who haven’t been but should. I should probably run the world of publishing.
    .-= Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves´s last blog ..One Day- Three Ways =-.