We talked about this in the post about all the nasties you write. So many people feel fear and shame about their pasts. Yeah, we screw up. We have regrets, but many of us own guilt that isn’t ours. We hold back in our writing because we don’t want anyone to know our secrets.
We’re all doing the best we can in life, and when we make mistakes, it’s often because we’re acting on the wrong information. Then we learn from our experience and move on.
Don’t be afraid to write about what scares you or makes you ashamed. In writing the truth, you will help someone else who was waiting to hear that they were not the only person in the world who made the same mistake.