By Marcus Hades
Sometimes, in order to live your dreams, you may have to first live through your nightmares.
When I was in school, I lacked even a tiny bit of the much hyped IQ when it came to language, especially English. I was a (much) below average student with (very) low grasping powers. I read a paragraph and forgot ninety percent of it in (fewer than) ten minutes. Most of all, I didn’t understand meanings of words and my spelling was worse than a first grader’s. Most of all, I dreaded reading; and climbing a mountain would seem easier than writing an essay or a paragraph out of my own brain.
To cut a long story short, I had to undergo a lot of self-initiated training into different methods of learning (pneumonics, mind maps, meditation – and also reading books on psychology dealing with slow learning). It was tough and I never thought I could ever complete a sentence.
This blog’s title – fear or writing – is apt for me. In fact, I had many other fears (and still do). But with each passing year, I have resolved within myself to eliminate at least one fear. With regards to writing, my fear “was” that my writing would not be read by anyone. But then I encountered one quote that changed my life.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
We as writers may have many fears, but realizing the fear is just the beginning. What is important is going above that to risk expressing our creativity, because any price paid is less if it is for our dreams.
I write because I dream to be a person who affects people’s lives for the good. Through my writing I wish for people to understand that nothing in life comes easy for some people; it comes down to counting your blessings, keeping your feet firmly on the ground but keeping your goals and visions high. And I am willing to pay the price to achieve what I want.
What is your purpose? Are you willing to pay the price?
ABOUT MARCUS HADES I write not to please anyone but only to explore myself and pen my thoughts down for the ones who wish to read them. I write stories to amuse myself and others. I write poetry because I believe it is one of the most beautiful forms of expression and to keep the world of literature alive. Human emotions may be fleeting, but words are immortal. http://www.marcushades.com