Many writers experience the most anxiety before they start a writing project. It’s when they are thinking about beginning a writing project, or pushing themselves to actually sit down and do it, that they feel the most freaked out.
This strong, underlying anxiety about the writing process is rooted in perfectionism, and it causes writers to self-sabotage their writing goals before they even begin.
If you’re suffering from this problem, you feel:
Scared to start projects
Like you’re holding part of yourself back when writing
A resistance to success
A resistance to abundance
When we self-sabotage we experience a conflict between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind. We may consciously want to achieve our writing goals, but unconsciously we are terrified that people will judge us, or reject us, or success will come with expectations that we can’t possibly meet.
I talk more about this in the video below: