Self Reliance – Haiku and Notes for Writers on Trusting Yourself

Journey Notes: As a writer, you have to learn to stand on your own two feet and trust yourself.

No one is as invested as you are in your progress. You are the only one who wakes before dawn tying dreams and reality together like overcooked spaghetti.

If you anchor your progress and development to someone else, you create an illusion of safety. You begin to think that that person (or organisation) will find what’s wrong with your book and fix it. They can’t. And they shouldn’t. They can guide, encourage and support you. They can tell you when you write complete crap. They can point out your weaknesses. But the rest is up to you. So keep pushing to be better. You are more resilient than you think.

Here’s a little haiku to help explain what I mean:

Self-Reliance
Water all around.
Cling to the side of a boat.
Stand up. It’s shallow.

You know what I mean?
Have an excellent day, folks.

 

P.S. I’m using Scrivener to outline Trilogy (new project). They have their cross device technology right. As long as you can tolerate DropBox, then syncing between devices is seamless. I run it mainly between an iPhone and iPad. I don’t know how it functions on Android and I haven’t tried syncing what’s on my mobile devices to my PC yet. But as an on-the-go tool, it’s good.