1 Sometimes when we write things, they don’t mean the same thing to us as they mean to other people. Seeing them for the first time, from the outside, some people won’t be able to just scroll past.
2. Do you really know what “enough” means? Does anyone? Words can have huge impacts even when we’re for whatever reason convinced they won’t.
3. Sometimes we don’t feel like our words will be enough because WE don’t feel like we’re enough. And that’s silly, isn’t it?
4. You don’t have to write a novel. Sometimes a sentence or two is all that’s needed.
5. If your words are born of emotion, of sympathy, of kindness, then in some way or another, they will be enough. They will matter to someone.
6. Your words don’t even have to reach the masses. Helping just one person … THAT can be enough.
7. There will always be some things words alone cannot fix.
8. That’s when we turn to other forms of creative expression to cope. Music. Painting. Anything. Everything.
9. You don’t have to say or write the perfect thing. You only have to convey what’s on your heart.
10. If they feel good enough to you — for now — that’s what matters most of all.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is an editor and writer, and a 12-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food, and Star Wars.