Lies Writers Tell Themselves

This week on Hide and Create, Joshua Essoe, Moses Siregar, Jordan Ellinger and Diana Rowland talk about the lies writers tell themselves.

We all do it. We are our own worst enemies sometimes. And sometimes our own worst advocates! The point is, don’t feel alone. We’re with you, and so is every other writer that ever was.

4 thoughts on “Lies Writers Tell Themselves

  1. What does work well is to be a part-time house person. The writing fits around kids at school very nicely, and it’s easier to replace the income from a part-time job than a full time one. Conversely, 5-6 hours drafting is probably not much less productive than having a complete 8 hour day.

    1. Absolutely! It all comes down to negotiating with your spouse. Being a full-time or part-time parent can be an ideal situation for a writer.

  2. Thanks for that bit about branding. I have a blog… I talk about writing and my experiences, but I do it because it’s fun, it’s a way to connect with new people, and I have fun (and have gained a few beta readers out of it). It’s technically a writing blog, but I’d feel like an idiot if I was trying to give advice and acting like I have any right to do so, or trying to build a brand around something that’s not available yet. I’m just going to keep having fun. I would have no idea how to brand myself, but that’s what everyone keeps harping on. Now I have permission to put that off for a while. I’ll worry about the other stuff when I have a freaking product.

    I’m guilty of the perfectionist thing, too (“no one can see this unless it’s PERFECT”). I need to let go of that and believe that good enough is good enough, while remembering that there’s always going to be room for improvement.

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