This is a little nugget to tuck in your pocket this week. Most writers are fearful and have times of self doubt. They have grandiose ideas about their work and feel substandard work is genius. They don't always listen to good advice and wreck entire projects. At times, they feel like their writing is absolute crap or worse derivative.
They moan and groan about the inability to finish their work, and yet they drive family members and friends crazy with their intense focus. They become blocked, distracted, and choked in cyclical turns. They face pricks of professional jealousy and find themselves in valleys of despond because they just aren't good enough. They can be totally ridiculous and childish when confronted with critisim. They take wrong turns and end up on dead end streets. They backtrack a lot.
So here is the key -- you are flawed and you will create a work that will be flawed. A good writer does not allow perfectionism to take them out. The flaws within the matrix of your work bring it character, flavor and humanity. Yeah, tuck that in your pocket and keep it there.
I will be back next week with another key. Keep working!
The doodle this week is called: "Peeps."
Thiw quote will keep you going this week.
“I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre