I make mistakes.
I make lots of mistakes when I write.
But who really cares?
Apparently a lot of people, I’ve come to learn.
Ever since I ‘ve been writing newsletters, articles, blog posts and miscellaneous marketing materials, I’ve been getting feedback. Friends and strangers alike have gone out of their way to tell me I misused a colon or forgot an apostrophe or misspelled a word. Has this ever happened to you?
My original reaction was mortification. You see, one of my biggest “buts” about my writing and the fear that keeps me from “putting my stuff out there” is the fear I am not a particularly good writer – not my ideas as much as the “rules” of writing. I have a fear that I will make blatant and sophomoric mistakes and look stupid.
Somewhere along the way I must have decided doing my work and most likely not doing it perfectly was a risk I was willing to take.
And then came the emails and the phone calls. Read More→