I stumbled across this post from Beth Wodzinski over at Apex earlier this week. I'm sure some of you have read it already. She is the editor-in-chief at Shimmer, by the way. I encourage you to have a look see.
Me, I'm a bum today, and need the kick in the pants. I need a STFU moment. I started writing in the midst of a STFU time of life. Too often, that little voice starts dribbling into my ear, telling me naughty things about why my work isn't good enough...how I'll never land an agent/book deal/starring role in a remake of Baywatch. (okay, so the last one isn't going to happen, regardless of my efforts--nor would I want it to)
The same little voice used to tell me I would never have a story published.
Then it told me the markets that I published in were lousy.
Next it sniped at online publications, even those which paid a nice, semi-pro amount.
Now it tells me I can't make a pro-paying sale.
I want to throttle the voice.
But I won't; that annoying little voice is what keeps me going sometimes. It forces me to keep trying, even if I do only to prove how wrong it is.
Did the world need another post from me this week? Heck no. But it makes for good procrastination, and now I feel like taking on the world.
*By the way...thanks to all who have left comments, etc. as to my query. You still have a chance to enter the drawing (I just really needed an excuse to ask for query help, after all).
Above all, STFU and do something about IT this weekend, whatever your it is.