I know how bad I want to be a writer, how I want it so much that I almost can't see myself doing anything else.
But I know that it's a dream that a lot of people share. I know that it's an unfulfilled dream that a lot of people share.
Sometimes it's hard. I love writing and I want nothing more than to share my stories with the world, but that's something that requires a lot of skill and talent and hard work and, also, maybe just a little bit of luck.
So sometimes I look at the things I've written and I'm hard on them. Too hard. Harsh thoughts are prominent in these little self-derogatory sessions.
"Your prose is too dreamy. The characters sound crazy."
"You'll never be as talented as ____! Look at how pitiful your work is compared to their books."
And I know I'm not the only one to do these things.
But it's hard.
One thing I know always helps is getting on YouTube or Formspring (or even blogs) and going to find some of the authors that really inspire me. There, I can find videos or things that really push me in the right direction.
So, I'm going to risk being a bit of a fangirl and linking some of my favorites.
Lauren DeStefano's Formspring