Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Still Believe in . . .

ME! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luqjWQj24D4

The above link is for a YouTube video from the television series Fame - long ago, far away, in a place and time known as . . . The 80s. This was a fabulous series set in NY School for the Performing Arts, and was an offshoot of the movie. BTW - trailers for new moive look great.

So, what does any of this have to do with writing? Well, we've all had our periods of doubt, our points of frustration where we're really not sure where we're going with our writing, or even if we want to continue. I've written about this, as have many others out there in the blogsphere. We all reach this point at some . . . well, point.

The above song - I Still Believe in Me - pretty well sums up the confidence I have in myself, and that I think we all need to have in ourselves.

Yeah, the song is about two dancers, different points in their lives, they've both suffered a setback, and yet . . . well, go watch the video and . . . remember, remember, remember . . .

Sorry, these things just happen.



Carol Anne Strange said...

I always think that if we have no self-belief, how can we expect others to believe in what we do. So, yes, self-belief is so very important. Great post, Scott!

ElanaJ said...

I am a huge believer in believing in yourself. When you run low, make sure you have others who believe in you too. They can help fill you up with hope when yours is all gone.

Anna C. Morrison said...

Fame...the 80's...those were the days. Yes, we all need to believe.

Scott said...

Carol Anne - I'm so with you on that. I think, many times, we become a self-fulfilling prophecy when we doubt ourselves. How can I expect an agent/editor/publisher to believe in me, if I don't believe in myself? How can I truly write, if I don't believe in my self?

Elana - Agree! Agree! Agree! You know me well enough to know that I have a little support group out there that helps me when I hit those low points of self-doubt. I just think that, sometimes, we need little reminders that the dream is worth pursuing. The video is one of those reminders. It's always been a favorite song of mine since I first saw it on the tv show.

Anna - Totally! Was that 80s enough? Do you remember when Moon Unit Zappa did the Valley Girl song? OMG, like, gag me with a spoon. ; )