Writing is a frame of mind.
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. My attitude.
My editing has been slow lately, and at the beginning of the week when I was headed out to the local coffee shop, I heard myself think: ok, here comes another work session when I’ll hardly move through my ms at all. I literally stopped walking, and re-arranged what I was telling myself.
I’m going to sit and work for 2 hours, and it will be great. And it was!
It made me question my whole attitude towards my writing. In general, I’m a confident person, but there are times when I think that my writing is nonsense (we all do, right?). I do know that part of me finds my current wip silly – very silly, and I’ve been trying to re-arrange that.
But the real question for me today is what is the right attitude?
Do I sit to down to write thinking that this is great, fantastic, I’m a terrific writer, or will that just make me a lazy writer?
How do I keep that unconscious critical eye open and aware without being self-defeatist?
Where is that ever-changing line of balance between these two extremes?
Today I sit to write and think, I can do this. I can keep learning. These are the words I think I need to hear today.
How about you: how’s your attitude?