Needed this reminder. I’ve spent days and weeks not creating anything new since completing No Room in Neverland. And let me tell you, the guilt, the restlessness, the frustration, and the boredom is REAL. I need to start writing again before I go stir-crazy — but first, idea gathering time!
Has everyone heard of impostor syndrome?
It’s that feeling we’ve all experienced where, despite our accomplishments, we’re unable to feel like we’ve earned our spot. Like we’re a creative imposter and someone is going to find out we don’t belong.
I don’t know any creative person who has never internalized this feeling.
But the truth is: we’ve all earned our spots, because the only opinion that matters is yours. So shake off those insecurities and learn to be the boss of your creative life.
- You are your harshest critic. Don’t beat yourself up. Treat yourself like you’d treat any other critique partner.
- If you don’t respect your writing time, no one else will. Make those quiet moments count.
- You decide what your idea of success is. Don’t let anyone tell you who you should be.
- If you want to write for you, that’s okay. Getting published doesn’t define a writer.
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