The act of authentic writing is like performing open-heart surgery on yourself. Without anesthetic.
You slice open your chest, rip apart your flesh, hack into your bones and pull it all out. You have to be willing to be vulnerable. Fragile. Breakable. Frightened at times. Scared out of your wits.
Where did this come from? Where is it going?
But to write this way you also have to be courageous. Fierce. Raw. Genuine. Willing to take big emotional risks. Go to the dark and scary places of your soul. Tell the truth.
I not only write from the heart. I give you my heart.