I hope you’ve all had a good week. Mine hasn’t been eventful, so I’ve been able to work on re- defining my outline for Pandora’s Kiss.
I’m tying up a few loose ends before I make any concrete notes.
I have mixed feelings about how it will all turn out. Feelings that I’ve not experienced in all the years I’ve been writing. Maybe it’s a lack of self-confidence or belief, I don’t know. I have no choice but to believe that this draft will be ‘the one.’ The other alternative is to give up on the story that’s so vivid in my head and I can’t do that.
They say that if you can quit being a writer than quit, but if you can’t then that makes you a writer.
It’s that easy and that hard.
While I am rebuilding the foundations to Pandora’s Kiss I’m also collecting dribs and drabs of research for the novel I’m writing for NaNoWriMo.
The idea is similar to that of my WIP, so I’m exploring options on how I can make it different.
Wish me luck!
That’s all I can say for this week.
I’m always open for suggestions, so if there’s anything you’d like covered just shout out in the comments below.
Hope you all have a good week!
Until next time,
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Some say that the above quote is all that you need to fulfil your dreams and reach success. Without it they claim that nothing is possible, that your dreams will falter into dust and successes will turn into failures.
While others simply disagree.
These people simply argue that while belief needs to be acquired, too much can damage your chances of success and make everything crumble beneath you. And some also believe that there is such a thing as too much self belief which can lead a person to be arrogant and obtrusive about their work.
Do we need to believe in ourselves in order to fulfil our dreams? Or do we need belief from other people to encourage us to border success?
I think personally that there needs to be a balance of both. Enough belief in yourself will get you where you need to be, too much could lead to crippling your desires and losing part of yourself without realising it. Self belief is also hard to acquire. Telling yourself ‘I am going to be successful’ won’t be enough to secure your dream job and neither will faking it.
Belief doesn’t come easily. Any writer will tell you that it is a steep slope that constantly gets bigger and steeper the longer you write. It is something that you come across from other people who believe in you, but what you think of yourself matters too.
For me, I believe in all of you. So go and fulfil your dreams and dance amongst the stars!
All I knew was that I never wanted to be average. Michael Jackson