It’s the first day of summer break for me, and that means it’s time to dust off my work in progress and hunker down. I’d really love to have this novel done by the end of summer.
However, in doing so, there are challenges. It’s really easy to tell ourselves that our work is mediocre…that it needs a lot more love and attention…and that may very well be true. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be wonderful! My current work in progress needs some love and attention. I have to start at the beginning and go through it, chapter by chapter and sentence by sentence. I have to pull this thing together, and I have to do it without having a lot of self doubt. Self doubt seems to creep in at all times, especially when we’re trying to create something decent. We wonder if it’s good enough. We wonder if there will be readers. We wonder if someone else will think it’s good or crap.
I guess overall, the most important thing is that you believe in the project and see it come to fruition.
Take the time.
Believe in yourself.
Sometimes days it will be easy; some days it will be difficult.
But keep going. Keep pushing.
That’s my inspirational thought for today.