Word Porn Wednesday – Atelophobia

This goes hand in hand with my mental block that keeps me from speaking all the languages that I know. I’m such a perfectionist it’s annoying. I have all these great ideas and all these great goals, but I always hold myself to such a standard that if I can’t be great at it on my first try, then it’s not meant to be… It’s such a bad habit. I’ve never met anyone worse than me in this category. Some people pick up on things with such ease and are AMAZING at whatever they do.

Sometimes, I feel like I’m not good enough. While writing my book, for example, I’ll spend time rereading chapters and I just want to scrap the whole project. We are our toughest critics. I guess what’s important is to not give up (like I usually find myself doing). Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean that I can’t do it… it just means I need to use a little elbow grease and put a little more work in. Hopefully I find that spirit of perseverance sooner than later!

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4 thoughts on “Word Porn Wednesday – Atelophobia

  1. This is a good word for me for the last month. I’ve been so busy burying myself in publishing stuff, I’ve refused to look at my WIP. Made the mistake of rereading my opening words and just going “gahhhhhh…..” I did resist the delete button, but it was a hard battle. I may lose the same war tomorrow…

  2. Sheesh, you are also planning one of the most memorable and exciting day of your LIFE! your wedding may be taking a lot more energy than you anticipated. I’m here to say, take a deep breath and take one day at a time doll. Your writing is amazing, I tell you all the time you have a way with words. it just comes out so smoothly it’s mesmerizing. I’m always going to be team Sam, just don’t give up!

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