As part of my self-life coaching effort, I tell myself every morning that I am a writer, even if my work has not yet been seen or been put into the world. I am a writer, even if I don't show you my writing. I have been a writer since teenagehood and I will always be a writer. Believe it or not, it was only in my late thirties that I even realised that not everybody does this writing thing, and that not everybody has countless notebooks with story ideas, lyrics, music, drawings, good lines of dialogue, etc. just sitting in their drawer gathering dust. It's only in the past couple of years, I've started to take myself seriously and stop listening to that wretched demon who likes to ask me why I'm so presumptuous as to describe myself as a writer when I haven't (yet) been published and my work hasn't been seen and heard by the public.
But I wrestle these demons (wrote a song called Wrestling Demons) because they are WRONG and they are our own defeatist voice, trying to sabotage our own success. You know how they say that whatever you believe about yourself is true? Be gone, wretched demons!!
Oh, and YET is a VERY important word (hey! I smell a Six!)