An except from my writing journal over the past few days:
Sunday- This plot is too difficult to write. Too many characters and they all have their own agenda. Need to ditch the story.
Monday- Forget what I said yesterday, I LOVE this book. It's amazing. It's brilliant. It's my best writing EVER!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday am- What was I thinking? This is all crap, crap, crap.
Tuesday pm- (after rereading supposed horrible last scene) So maybe this is workable. Give me about 257 more drafts and kill off a few characters, I might be able to pull this baby off.
We all have that internal critic telling us how horrible our writing is. (Okay so maybe YOU don't, but I sure do) But if you ask me, that's really not such a bad thing. Because that critic is what makes me a stronger writer.
The important component is balance. It's being able to identify my weaknesses while at the same time believing in the beauty of my story.
Overcoming the impossible takes one word at a time, one revision at a time. Until that book is sitting on the bookshelf in its shiny new cover waiting, dying to be read.