SEVEN REMEMBRANCES FOR YOUR WRITING
1) Remember, it doesn't have to win.
It just has to be submitted.
2) Also, it doesn't have to be good.
It just has to be done.
3) And - no plot
That's what editing is for
4) You were born to write.
The world has drummed it out of you.
Time for you to drum it back in.
5) Even your nonsense verse is poetic -
You have a natural flow for words
6) You are a writer -
all those other jobs are just fodder for your novels.
7) The only thing standing in your way is you.
Take ownership of that fact.
[undated ... but I wrote this specifically for myself]