Writing is first and far most pen and paper. Sometimes I go in a coffee shop, and look at people with their laptops and tablets and I get self conscious about not having the things that I feel I need to be a writer or feel writer-ly
Then it came to me there is mobile device, no smart phone, or computer that makes you feel like a writer. The three steps are simple
1. Get a pen
2. Get some paper
3. Sit in the chair and write
If pen and paper were good enough for the masters of the past it’s good for me. As a writer you deal with enough insecurities and self doubt as it is, so you really don’t need to add anything else to it that’s for sure
So what was I getting so uptight about? If I’m honest well it was just another excuse for me not just declaring this is what I do and I just need to get it out there show the world what I can do. If I’m honest it was another excuse to mask the fear of the lack of confidence I was having in myself
If Shakespeare were sitting in front of me now he’d probably pop me upside the head, hold both pen and paper up to my face saying “kid you have all you need right here and up here” he’d finish pointing at my forehead.