Do You Actually Believe You’re A Writing Legend

Try Not To Get Too Angry When You Realize Nobody Else Does

So let’s see. My father told me I was a loser because everybody did it better than me. And my father told me it was all about winning. Nothing else mattered.

However, and it’s a big, however.

How could I think any other way? To admit someone did it better than I did would mean I wasn’t the legend I had convinced myself I was.

I am here to tell you folks, it is entirely possible to secure yourself inside a bubble of your own making, and convince yourself you’re a writing legend.

And that, as the old saying goes, is the moment your cookie crumbles.

Not only does the world not buy into your genius, but they don’t even know who you are. Nor do they care to know you.

Another legend in their own mind whose writing doesn’t even come close to supporting such insane beliefs.

Always.

It shouldn’t be only you who knows that. It should be your readers who know it. It should be other writers who’ve read your work and know.

If you want to get anywhere with your writing career you can’t forge it in a protective bubble. You can’t trick yourself into believing you’re a legend when you’re not.

Thank You So Much For Reading

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.

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