Okay, I sucketh at this. But you know how sometimes you're your own worst enemy? Your toughest critic? All that jazz?
Yeah, me too.
So here's the deal. I've been sending and receiving quite a few emails with some friends of mine. They are kind, and helpful, and oh-so-valuable to me.
One thing I read that really caught my eye was something along the lines of: You've done all you can do. Get out of your own way. (This is not a direct quote, but it's what I heard in my brain.)
Wow. Just wow.
That was an awesome lesson for me. Sometimes I think creative people beat themselves up too much. We're just a little too hard on ourselves. We actually make life and writing and creating harder than it needs to be.
And who's that obstacle?
Ourself. (Is ourself a word? Sounds funny coming out of my mouth, but it's not underlined...)
So. Following the advice of Michael Jackson, take a good look at the man in the mirror. And ask yourself: What do I want? Am I working hard to get it? Have I done all I can do?
Am I standing in my own way?
Then get out of your own way.