Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
– William J.H. Boetcker
This is a difficult one because it’s hard to see other writers succeed and not feel anything. There is a lot of what am I doing wrong? Why not me? I firmly believe that each writer has their own path and with trial and error they discover it. For me poetry has been a path I chose and as my husband often reminds me there aren’t many poets who earn a living. And even though I acknowledge this, it is only one part of my writing program. To give up the poetry part would be unthinkable.
Today, think about how you could make the next seven weeks of the year successful? What could you do today that would end the year on a positive note. Could you list 10 ways that you have succeeded as a writer this year? Maybe it’s as simple as your daily writing practice or your clutter-free desk or you now have an impressive list of clips to show for. Now get back to work! Success awaits you.
The Writing Nag