Quoth

(Facebook Post)

You will have to be brave. You will have to get comfortable with discomfort. You will have to see past the intense angst and understand that writing is just pen to paper. The judging is the problem. The idea of yourself as a myth maker, wordsmith, visionary, golden fingered scribe only helps when you’re promoting your work–when you’re actually working what helps is patience with your fumblings, the wisdom to know that awkward scenes, wooden characters, embarrassing dialogue is only a starting place, the faith to believe that this misshapen lump of prose will get fit, will grow muscle, will grow and then fly.

Yes, you must kill your darlings, but first you must feed your ugly ducklings.