The cursor blinks.
An empty page on the screen in front of you. Begging for words. A story once alive.
You haven’t added a word in the last thirty minutes.
This is it, you think. The day you’ve dreaded, the day when you finally accept what your inner critic has been telling you all along.
You’re not a writer.
Your story will never amount to anything.
Except your inner critic is oh-so-wrong.
You are a writer.
Say it with me: You. Are. A. Writer.
You are the writer your future readers are waiting for.
You are the writer your story needs.
Doubt is part of a writer’s life and, hard as we try, we can never fully rid ourselves of it. But hope can be stronger.
Stronger than our fears and failures.
Remember— behind the illusion of overnight success are years of struggle and failure. One doesn’t reach their dreams by simply wishing. It takes work. It takes facing your fears, and, sometimes, your own weaknesses in order to make your story stronger.
So stay strong. And write on.
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