Self-belief vs self-delusion

Creative writing is never easy. It requires grit and determination, and many many hours.

Hours when you could be doing something more profitable or useful, such as painting the garage door, cooking dinner, talking to the family, or paid work.

Given these alternatives, your determination to pursue creative writing might be written off by others around you as self-indulgent, obsessive behaviour driven by self-delusion.

But when your work comes to fruition and is appreciated, and is published even, people won't talk of self-delusion any more.

They will talk of self-belief.

The gap between self-delusion and self-belief is paper thin – as thin as a publisher's cheque.

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