Kely Sarmiento wrote: "I'm writing about experiences I've lived through. It's hard because the problem is not writing, it's facing myself and putting myself out there, being vulnerable. I start writing, and it's like I open a Pandora's box. I can't seem to finish the frigging thing because I want to put everything in there. It's this "all or nothing" dynamic—I tiptoe around myself, work on the corners, the edges and all around. I don't go to the core of it all. It might be about having the patience to somehow "unpack" myself, but how do I do that when I have a storm inside me that is screaming to be put somewhere? It certainly feels like I have to write or else I'll go nuts, but at the same time I'm not accomplishing much."
Dear Kely, thank you for this. This is beautiful, what you wrote. So here is the thing.
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