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?

Dave Borcherding

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