momma said there'd be days like this
i believe they are great pieces of advice.
but that doesn't mean i always follow my own advice.
here's another purveyor of great wisdom - a post-it note - that lurks above me when i write.
i try. believe me, i try to do this. but sometimes you have the sneaking feeling that someone is looking over your shoulder. telling you this paragraph sucks. or maybe the whole chapter.
you know what i'm talking about. that lapse of confidence manifesting as a sinking feeling in your gut -- a loss of power in the third chakra......
which is why i also have this pinned above me as i work. it's over to the side, where i can't see it easily. but it's there, just the same. when i get frustrated and feel like i'm not focusing on the right things, i look at this.
and remember what's important.
we all have these days. as a writer i work alone most of the time. it's sort of a double-edge sword - we need to be alone to work, but then we crave that connection with others, that feedback.....
which is why i'm enjoying this new world of blogging. writers need community.
so my wish for you my friends, is that you all realize ---- yes. there is no road....
...so have fun making it as you go along.
and may we meet along the way.