I got the book The Artist's Way Every Day by Julia Cameron from the library, so I'm reading more than one entry per day. It's great inspiration in small snippets, so I thought maybe this week I could post some entries that I find inspirational. Today's is from March 5:
Doubt is a signal of the creative process. It is a signal that you are doing something right -- not that you are doing something wrong or crazy or stupid. The sickening chasm of fear that doubt triggers to yawn open beneath you is not a huge abyss into which you are going to tumble, spiraling downward like you are falling through the circles of hell. No, doubt is most often a signal you are doing something and doing it right.
Sitting in the studio with my supplies as companions, it's easy to doubt: "this isn't good enough", "other artists are better than me", "what am I thinking?!?!". It's nice to know that Julia says doubts aren't just normal, they're good.
How about you? What doubts plague you in your creative process?