Writing Tip: Ignore Expectations

Amy at The Writer’s Group declares, “Enough!” She gives a few anecdotes of writers who have achieved some measure of success, but for whom this is not enough.

Lately I’ve fallen victim to creeping expectations. Others’ expectations, yes, but more than that, my own expectations. I let past success intimidate me so that I’m afraid to continue trying. This is dangerous ground.

Amy concludes by writing:

Relax. Write the very best you can with each book. Take your time and avoid anyone else’s expectations. Have goals, but make sure they’re your own. Stay true to your story and to your self. Write for the pure joy it gives you. Let that be enough — at least for today.

Replace “blog” for “book” and all I can say is: Amen.

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