So you have finished writing that great article, book, poem that you have been working on for months and it sits on your computer. You read it every couple of days, congratulate yourself on being such a good writer and close the document. A number of months pass in this way: opening the document, reading it, then tucking it away. The problem with this method of writing is that you are stuck rigidly in your comfort zone. You are stifling your chances of growth and not really putting yourself out there as a writer. What I found in my years of writing and preparing projects is that I often hype myself so much about the run up and all the important writing and planning I am doing. However when it comes to releasing my work and seeing if it actually accomplishes what I wanted it to for the reader, I grind to a halt.
For the next couple of weeks I am challenging myself to look beyond my own eyes and draw other people into my works. Whether I write a short poem, an article or simply jot ideas down, I am going to move beyond fear and seek to present myself in the raw unedited form. Lets face it, a work is never really truely finished so lets take advantage of the electronic age and engage with one another.