“The fear came from wanting it to be great. It had to be great. And if you want it to be great, that’s the fastest ticket to not doing anything.” Eileen Myers (TV writer for Big Love, Masters of Sex)

“The fear came from wanting it to be great. It had to be great. And if you want it to be great, that’s the fastest ticket to not doing anything.

“Over the years, I had to identify what actually do I really want out of my writing. Do I want adulation? When I got granular about what I really wanted, it was: the process is gratifying. It doesn’t have to be great, it has to be the idea that’s in front of me. The idea came to me. It’s my job to pursue it and see it through.

“Resentment gets trickier. Once I turned pro, then you get into notes. That gets to be very tricky psychological territory. You feel infringed upon. Or you internalize the criticism. Or .I don’t want to do this my way was right.’ And you just have to work through resentment. And so I have tools for dealing with fear and resentment.”

Eileen Myers (tv writer for Big Love, Masters of Sex)

Source: Happier in Hollywood – Ep. 25: Procrastinating? Forgive Yourself! | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

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