“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou
I suspect that almost every writer feels this way. This quote is particular to me because I do feel that there are bountiful untold stories fluttering around in my brain, but I have yet to overcome my Ink Monster completely and write about them. Many of us have a fear of putting what we want down on paper (or computer) due to rejection or the inability to write because we have yet to find that amazing idea that no one has discovered (as if that idea really exists).
This quote gets to the heart of the matter for every writer. Failing to put pen to paper is agony. Having stories to share coupled with a fear of sharing them multiplies that agony. That’s why I’m writing this blog. My goal is to never bear that agony again. I hope you follow the same path toward taming your Ink Monster.