1. Your need to control everything.
2. Your aversion to shameless self-promotion (within reason).
3. Your crippling anxieties about what will happen if you get rejected.
4. Your false belief that you need to have someone else’s permission before you do something.
5. Your need for constant attention/feedback.
6. Your obsession with doing everything perfectly the first time.
7. Your “I’ve never done it, so I’ll never be good at it” attitude.
8. Your unrealistic desire to do it all.
9. Your unhealthy concern with what other people think about you.
1o. Your embarrassment of bad writing.
11. Your fear of saying “no.”
12. Your addiction to instant gratification.
13. Your jealous of other writers who succeed. You’ll get there in your own way, with the right mindset.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.