Speaking of hearing voices …
January 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
John Scalzi shared a link to a blog post by Delilah Dawson just now, and since I had just written about my own inner voices, I thought I’d share it here. Because I’m not the only one with the negative voices whispering in my ear, telling me I can’t do it. Delilah Dawson hears them too:
By the time I finished my second book, I was getting enough sleep to be sane. And my internal naysayer came right back to life.
You can’t get an agent. You can’t sell a book. You’re not trained. You have no credentials. You don’t know what you’re doing. You aren’t in NYC. You don’t know anybody in the business. You’re a stay-at-home mom who sits on the couch all day, attached to a parasitic baby. You’re an artist, and that’s what you’re supposed to be, even if you haven’t wanted to paint in a year.
And I told her to shove it, because if I could produce two tiny people and keep them alive and then write two books, I could do goddamn anything I wanted to do.
Check out Dawson’s full post here.
Do you have an “internal naysayer” whispering in your ear? How do you get him or her to shut up?