Your Worst Fears Come True/"Everything is Going To Be Alright"

In the fabulous and dead-on truthful Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott describes her students' fears about being writers: “[They] want to know why they feel so crazy when they sit down to work, why they have these wonderful ideas and then they sit down and write one sentence and see with horror that it is a bad one, and then every major form of mental illness from which they suffer surfaces, leaping out of the water like trout—the delusions, hypochondria, the grandiosity, the self-loathing...more