This week she quotes Salman Rushdie. She challenges us to look at our perceptions of our writing; is it good; does it accomplish our purposes; why do we write?
My focus was on finding a female author’s quote on perception in general. Do you recognize the name Emily Thorne? I did, but not with an author or actual person. Emily Thorne’s a character in a television series. It’s also a new graphic novel about a television series, Revenge.
One of my favorite sites for quotes is Good Reads. I like seeing a picture of the author. That’s where I found this one.
“Doubt is a disease that infects the mind creating a mistrust of people’s motives and ones own perceptions. Doubt has the ability to call into questions everything you ever believed about someone and reinforce the darkest suspicions of our inner circle.”
― Emily Thorne
Doubt can destroy a writer, if you allow it to linger and fester. We all have something to say, so say it, and let who will read it. The reader gets take away something that may be just what they need that day, or to leave it. Write with purpose and each time try to improve. Read, read, read more than you write. Develop your skills and your confidence will grow. Bury doubt in the backyard and walk away. Get back to the keyboard and pound it out. To quote Colleen, “Writing is freedom.”