Good thought for all our journeys – not just for those of us who write.
Dreaming big and working towards goals is great. But what happens when our ego takes over and all we can think about is when? When will I get an agent? When will I be published?
What happens when anxiety sets in and all we can this about is why? Why am I being rejected? Why am I not good enough?
Ultimately thinking like this will result in doubt and a feeling of failure.
Take a moment to remember why you started writing in the first place. What do you enjoy about writing? I’m sure no one wrote their first flash fiction or poetic prose with an endgame in site. We did it for fun, for passion, for joy.
– Benedict Cumberbatch
Don’t let your aspirations stifle that wonderful energy. While our dreams as authors may be similar, our paths and unique abilities never are.
Allow the ego…
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