Like many others, I belong to a several email writing loops. Some members seem to have a healthy respect for their writing.
But recently, a member of one of those loops made the shocking announcement, “I suck as a writer.”
Normally I would have ignored it, but it didn’t end there. Before long almost everyone had climbed aboard the bandwagon and was saying the same thing—about themselves.
I couldn’t let their comments pass. Didn’t they realise what they were doing to themselves? Their writing? Didn’t they know that what they put out there stays out there. I had to nip it in the bud.
Actors, artists, writers—everyone in the entertainment industry suffers from some kind of need for acceptance.
But here’s the rub. If you are unpublished, and you have that belief about your writing, then you are likely you remain so. If you have had some success at getting published but seem stuck in the same place, you’ll likely stay stuck.
If that is your belief, then perhaps you had better get out of the writing game and find another dream. Why would anyone put themselves through all kinds of torture just to berate their own work?
Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it is constantly working to obey your commands. No question. If you say your writing sucks, then the Law will move heaven and earth to prove it to you.
No one writes a perfect first draft, not even the great divas. They’ve all been where you are now.
Don’t you think it’s time to change the tired old record?
You do NOT suck. Your writing does NOT suck.
And I’ll say to you what I said to them: Before you go to sleep at night, and first thing when you wake up in the morning, even throughout the day when your feeling a little low, say three times, “I am a wonderful writer”, or “I am a great writer,” or any similar affirmation.
Try it for 30 days and just see what happens to your writing.
Yes, affirmations do work.