Writers as I have said so many times tend to be very hard on
themselves. They feel that they just can’t measure up to what they
think they should be accomplishing. They always feel deficient
and they always feel that they could be doing a lot more and a lot
Perhaps its time to simply be happy with where we are and
what we have done. Perhaps we should practise gratitude and
contentment for what we have accomplished. We will always
write in accordance to our inner ruminations. And that is what we
have to honour as writers.
Many times, we are so hard on ourselves as writers that we
can’t even decipher what is going on in our minds and hearts. We
simply feel disconnected from our ‘real’, ‘true’, ‘genuine’,
thoughts and those that are ‘unreal’, ‘untrue’, ‘ungenuine’ and
transitory ones. This can really cause a lot of difficulties for
When we beat ourselves up all the time as writers, we start
dreading going to that area in our heart and soul where all great
ideas come from because there is so much negativity and pain
there. Genuine writers need to not only honour their inner
thoughts but they must spend time creating a space so that they
could honour their inner thoughts.
Beating yourself up disconnects you from your real thoughts
and feelings. So, try as much as possible to be positive and loving
and not harsh and critical of yourself. This will work wonders for
achieving your writing goals.