Motivation issues

Success contingent on the opinion of others

No concept of plot

Show don’t tell, goddammit

Rejection letters so numerous personalized ones are considered victories

Sex in exposition, but never in scene, if you know what I mean

Feeling as if I’m consistently celebrating others’ successes

Inability to finish the long project and the tendency to stick with shorter works

That one I keep coming back to no matter how many times I walk away

My mother just doesn’t seem to get it