I don't write easily, but I still write

I recently discovered Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, after a friend shared some of his work on Facebook. 

After listening to a beautiful interview he gave about radical hope being our only weapon against injustice, I searched the internet to find out more about him. 

The first video I found of him he talked about his writing process. He said: 


Perfection is the thing that keeps me from doing what I say I want to do. It's the thing that makes me do everything else —clean the bathroom tiles, mop the floors, organize my files — before I start writing.

I'm hesitant, afraid to make the move to write. I'm afraid of what won't come out; what might come out. I'm scared of getting it wrong, I'm terrified that it'll be terrible.