Friday, February 29, 2008

External approval

I hate to admit it, but I rely on other people's approval more that your average mature-aged person. Without it, I don't know whether what I do is any good - whether it's writing a story, raising a child or working at a job.

Yesterday, the editter dropped by for a rare visit, and she was very encouraging about my plans to write a Chinese story for the School Journal. And because of that, I have enough confidence to go ahead with "Rice Goes With Everything".

Some things would be so much easier, if I had self-confidence.

7 comments:

Barrie said...

Great title!

glomgold said...

Will we get a chance to read this article?

Violet said...

barrie: thanks!

glomgold: well, it depends on whether the School Journal publishes it. And it's a kids' story, not an article.
But if you, personally, want to read it, just let me know and I'll email you a copy :-)

The Editter said...

Confidence goes with everything! Can't wait to see it in print ;)

Violet said...

editter: "Confidence goes with everything" - what scope for a children's self-help book!!

Nigel Patel said...

Does it go with...evil?
Or cheap wine and Allman Brothers records?

Angela said...

Have fun writing