Creativity and Self-Esteem

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
Author Unknown

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

One more week and I will be done with school for this semester! So today only a couple of quotes. Often what separates the published writers from the unpublished is a healthy dose of self-esteem. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? In the next two months on my break from school I will be sending out my work again, something I took a break from the last year while I concentrated on craft and discovering my voice. One of my favorite books on self-esteem for writers and positive affirmations is Eric Maisel's Write Mind Positive Affirmations: 299 Things Writers Should Never Say Themselves ( What They Should Say Instead)

Are you your own worst enemy? How would the next six months look if you started each day with a positive statement instead of the hundreds of negative ones that play in your head every day? Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag