Tina Lynn asked: Hmmm...how are you so amazing? Come on, confess. Launched here in an escape pod by your parents during a nuclear apocalypse? Bitten by a radioactive spider? Given a ring that gives you the power to create anything you can imagine? It's only fair that you tell us mere humans so we can stop beating ourselves up for being less than...you know?
Quinn also asked me this question, he just didn't know it. (Check out his post here.)
Okay, so it's totally fine with me if you want to label me with the Awesome Stamp.
I'm just not going to label myself with it. And here's why:
I want to live every day better than the last. I want to keep improving myself and my writing. The second I allow myself to think I'm awesome, I know that I'll slip.
I won't try. I won't work as hard. I won't improve.
And so while I'm glad you think I'm awesome, and I try to accept the compliment graciously, I do not want to think that about myself.
I don't want to think "all is well."
I want to be better today than I was yesterday. In all areas of my life, not just writing.
What about you? What do you tell yourself--or don't tell yourself--to keep moving forward?
And it was Edward, for the official record and all that. He used to watch me sleep in my bedroom. Now we stay up all night, him watching (forEVER watching) and me blogging and writing and tweeting and baking delicious blood brownies.