Dealing with doubts.

Writers. We are an odd bunch. It takes a certain degree of ego to put words on paper and EXPECT that people will not only read them but love them and ask for more. We are also peppered with so many insecurities. NaNoWriMo has highlighted a lot of those for me this month.

But I am NOT an Aussie/Kiwi sheila for nothing. So when consumed with doubt about my abilities, the plot, the characters…I listen to this song. Over and over again. And the doubts are drenched in the slow forming smile that grows. It encompasses not only the doubt but the very skin that encloses me. My head starts bobbing, my foot taps, I start singing so loudly Chevvy moves to another room. Which is a good thing…because then the dancing starts. Imagine bouncing, turning, twisting, arms punching the air – JOY !!!

Then the real magic happens and my fingers tingle, my smile hurts my cheek, and my brain bursts with my very own fireworks, right on to the computer screen.

Thank you Katy Perry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what ignites your fireworks ? What song makes you dance and sing whether you want to or not ??

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

42 thoughts on “Dealing with doubts.”

    1. Hi Harry,

      Yep I got it but I have started using the RSS feeds for posts from blogs. Got sick of the e-mail thing stopping and starting all the time. It is much easier. Not getting about much at the moment as I am trying to finish the book. Barely keeping up with this blog. Wish me luck !!! I need all of it I can get.
      πŸ™‚

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    2. For me (like Harry!) almost anything by Queen! Fat Bottomed Girl, I’m going slightly mad, I want to ride my bicycle, are some favourites to get me up and at ’em. They’re just so silly! πŸ˜‰

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          1. Thnaks Nicole. Doing okay…just got a lot going on with life and its twists and turns at present. But that which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger…right ???
            πŸ˜‰

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  1. totally agree πŸ™‚ been meaning to post a similar one with the song for a while πŸ˜› the lyrics are so positive and empowering πŸ™‚ thankyou for sharing πŸ™‚

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  2. Don’t give up, Jo! I know you’ve got it in ya. πŸ™‚ *BIG hugs* Doubts are normal, but you CAN DOO EEET!!! Let’s see…I like that Katy Perry song, but my ignition is set a little bit harder. There are so many songs, depending on the mood, but one that always fires me up is this one…hope it shows up for ya. πŸ˜€

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    1. Okay, I had to include one of my all time favorites, because it’s not quite as heavy, and has been with me for many, many years throughout hard times in my life. This one’s for you, Jo. πŸ™‚

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