Writing is like falling in love. If it’s real, the deepest parts of you are terrified because allowing exposure invites judgement. The confidence of showing the thought process through writing begs for vulnerability and with it, fear.
My journey from befriending Literacy which eventually lead to affection, was no accident. In love, you have to let yourself fall, because the words can only do so much on their own.
You must let yourself be honest enough to delve into the deepest parts of your own imagination, and then let those deep parts be judged by others. Judgement sounds intimidating, and without allowing oneself to be imaginative and creative, it is scary, but if only more people would let themselves fall, the scariness would turn into excitement just as it is true with love.