Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Believe in Yourself

EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE DOES


If you think you’re a writer…


If you read books thinking, “I can do this…”


In my case, “I WANT to do this… only better.”


If you stay up late into the night because you have to put your thoughts on paper…


If you self edit over and over (and over and over) because it doesn’t sound right and it’s driving you crazy…


If you know there’s a better way to say it, you just have to figure it out…


If you spend more time in the pen and notebook aisle than in the rest of the entire supermarket…


You’re a writer. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.


It takes a lot of work. Don’t kid yourself. Lots of sleepless nights. Years of study. Don’t let the hardship stop you.


4 comments:

Jaime Theler said...

Good advice. Sometimes you have to be your own best cheerleader.

ali said...

Awesome. I won't let it stop me!

L.T. Elliot said...

That pen aisle. Why do I have to like the difficult-to-find kind? Ugh.

David said...

Amen sister. I once had "writer's block" for about 2 years because I started thinking that maybe I wasn't really a writer...