If you think about it, the best part about writing is the joy of rewriting.
Oh, I know rewriting can be very hard. As hard as it might be to get something written down on the page — whether a paper page or virtual page — it can become downright harsh trying to turn it into coherent content when you rewrite. Some of us are too impatient (“Lord, give me patience — and give it to me NOW.”) to really enjoy the experience. Some of us just sort of cringe when we read what we’ve written, making it hard to rewrite.
If any of that reflects your experience, try looking at rewriting from a different perspective: When you are doing public speaking, debate, etc., what comes out of your mouth is out there “live” for everyone to hear; when you write, you have the opportunity to rewrite your goofs and blunders BEFORE they go live.
Personally, I quickly discovered in my career that I’m much better as a writer than I ever was as a speaker or teacher (or in my case, preacher) for that very reason. I have the luxury of being able to look at what I’ve written, sharpen it, and “correct” it where needed. I rarely had that chance when I was speaking/teaching/preaching.
So keep up the good fight. Strive to put those words down and get the message out. And enjoy the luxury you have of being able to rewrite.
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