So I’ve come up with my own version of a Writers seven deadly sins. Especially since I seem to be stumbling over so many of them on my way to ‘fame & fortune’. *cough cough*
This week I’m talking about Self Doubt. You know the one I’m talking about. The one we cling to in our hours of weakness. Lot of fun. Nothing better than spending hours, weeks, months of your life so wrapped up inside the small worlds of your creation that you forget about the real one. The one that hits you in the gut at 3am and edges its seedy way into your dreams like a poison…it’s not good. No one will like it. It’s plotless. It’s boring. It’s been done…
Wanna know what I think about that? I think BITE ME YOU SEEDY B!TCH. Yup that’s right! I am the master of my domain, faults and misgivings, the good and the bad and all of it. Doubting yourself is natural, but caving into fear, choosing to dwell in it rather than push forward, is weak. Don’t choose to be weak. Don’t choose to let others have power over you, and don’t choose to allow fear to compromise your talent. Be bold!
IF YOU LOVE IT, WRITE IT.
And let the Gods have at it when you’re done.
Tammy’s Tip of the Week
Make the best out of the insults, and distrust the praise.
We all like people to love our stuff and blow smoke up our butts, but at the end of the day it’s the ones who criticize us that push us to excel. When people stop telling you how you can be better at what you do, find some new people.