August 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm 6 comments

You know I think I might have split personalities or maybe manic depressive when it comes to writing. One day I’m up. My writing is brillant. I’m a genius. The next day MY WRITING SUCKS. Who do I think I am? What made me think this might be a viable career? And these characters…don’t get me started.

And then of course the next day I’m a literary genius.

Go figure. I’m having one of these days. I’m sure I’m going to have a rocking writing time later, but it’s sitting my butt in the chair and letting the words come. Be it crap or golden or golden crap.

I think a lot of it has to do with I have someone waiting at the other end of this ms. My career as a writer won’t be over, but if I don’t do well I’m going to miss a great, great, great opportunity.

Again, I ask what made me think this might be a viable career?

Because I love it isn’t washing today. And I know I’m not the only writer to deal with these feelings. So, I’m just going to tell myself I Am a Great Writer and slink back into the shadows.


Entry filed under: doubt, writer crazy, writing woes.


6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pam  |  August 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Aren’t all writers schizophrenic? That’s what my other personality tells me…

  • 2. Slave Driver  |  August 28, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I just tell myself that I’m an ass kicker and leave it at that. Why generalize and end up painting yourself into a corner? It’s all good.

    Me thinks I’ll put that on my business cards next time I print some up…

    SLC Slave Driver

    “Professional Ass Kicker”


    In a really cool font…Samauri maybe…I wonder what the folks at Sizzler will think when I drop it into that fishbow for the weekly free lunch drawing…

    Oh Yeah! I’m so getting a free lunch at the Sizzler!!!

  • 3. Slave Driver  |  August 28, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Specialize not generilize..Duh!

  • 4. Melissa Blue  |  August 28, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Pam, LMAO! I never strange when you remind me I’m not the only one…

  • 5. Melissa Blue  |  August 28, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Slave, the best I could come up with for a business card:

    Melissa Blue
    Yes, I’m full of…snark.

    I like yours better.

  • 6. Slave Driver  |  August 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Mel, how about
    “Better pad your ass ’cause my books’ll knock you on it!”

    Can you see that I missed my calling in advertising?

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