A lot of days I wonder if I have the patience and diligence it takes to write. One has to become comfortable with rejection, and more importantly, forgive oneself for errors. I’ve submitted a few short works to writing competitions. When I’ve reviewed the works (after the submissions), I’ve spotted typos, redundant words and choppy sentence structure…all things that make me just want to bang my head on the wall. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Okay, it was good to get that off my chest.
Now, returning to the belief that I have stories to tell that no one else will; a unique voice; and experiences that have brought me to this desire to write. I also have a certain, innate tenacity and the desire to get better and better at the craft. So, I’m turning this doubt into determination.