November 29, 2010

Pep Talk

You know what? You can do it. You can.

You’ve been getting in the way of yourself for a while now. Let that list of to-dos and the guilt over not getting Christmas cards done yet and the gym bag glaring balefully from the corner all go. When you die, do you want to be remembered that you always got your Christmas cards done early? Or do you want to have finished that piece of writing that means so much to you?

Don’t think about the (overwhelming) big picture. Don’t think about how you’ve disappointed yourself in the past. Don’t think about what your persnickety Aunt Mabel or your even more persnickety writing group will think. Don’t poke your editor and get him all roused. Bring your kid out to play. You’re going to do just this one scene, and it’s going to be fun! You aren’t going to think about it, overthink it ~ you’re just going to do it. Just this one page, this one scene, this one that you’ve wanted to do for so long.

I know you can do it. I have faith in you.

Questions of the Day: Pass the encouragement along.


Pembroke Sinclair said...


Tamara said...

How did you know I was pep-talking myself too? Just a WAG! :-)

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Because I know you, Ms. Tamara.