NaNoWriMo Psychotherapy Session #14…I suck

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Here’s a common thought:

I just reread my first 75 pages and it sucks. I mean it really sucks.

Well, I’ll be honest with you, it just might. I’m guessing the first time Michael Jordan through a ball at a hoop it missed and I bet Picasso’s first painting was a piece of crap.

You also might not have any real affinity for this. You might be able to get better but you might not ever be really good.

That’s the truth.

Two problems with using this for a reason to quit.

1. if you enjoy doing it do it for the sake of the experience. Don’t be a sissy. Finish it and feel it. You’ll never pick up a novel and perceive it in the same way again.

THIS IS THE REALLY IMPORTANT REASON

2. EVERY WRITER THINKS THEY SUCK

EVERY WRITER THINKS THEY SUCK

EVERY WRITER THINKS THEY SUCK

I spent a weekend with about 25 pros this past weekend. Writers who have one awards, had movies made out of their books and who have made real, I mean REAL money, writing. They ALL think their work sucks.

I’m not exaggerating. Not even a little.

Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t suck. But it might mean you’re brilliant.

Why not hang around long enough to find out?

Got it? Good. Ass on chair, fingers on keyboard. Type!

 

 

 

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