Be positive. Rejoice in your creativity. Let the words flow. Be confident and secure.
My attitude toward my writing can vary wildly. There are days when I look forward to writing and then...
there are days I really do not.
I understand writing takes dedication and self-discipline, but it also seems to take self-confidence. I've had moments of looking over my manuscript and thinking "You think you can write? Seriously?"
Most successful writers seem to be able to channel the Little Engine That Could and know, in their hearts, they will finish and the work will be worthy. Unfortunately, my mantra somedays is not "I think I can, I think I can" but more "Don't give a damn, don't give a damn."
I know many of you out there are writing away industriously. I envy you. I can stare at the screen paralyzed with self-doubt.
I'm not a quitter. If I listen very carefully, I can hear my own Little Engine chugging away (or it's last night's supper).
I just wish it was louder.