Song of the Day: King of Anything by Sara Bareilles
She says, "If we want to be different, we have to first (at least) believe OR pretend that we are, until we make it. We have to emulate or do all those things that we believe or think someone would do if they weren't faking it. And, one day, we're no longer faking it." I believe this to my core. This sounds crazy, but this is what I've been doing for the past month or so (seriously), and nothing but good things have come my way. And I'm talking about career things. Suzanne Vaira Workman writes this thought on Friedman's Facebook page:
"It's a neuro-plasticity thing. The more brain cells and motor function dedicated to a manifestation, the greater the subconscious and conscious acquisition of accompanying data, stimulating more dendrite growth connecting those brain cells and logarithmically multiplying that knowledge/understanding (much like compound interest hyperbola), making real what began as only desire."
This goes hand in hand with the Secret. For those of you who don't know what the Secret is, it's the theory that "thoughts become things." It's based on the law of attraction. You attract everything, both positive and negative into your life (whether you intend it or not). If you know me, you know that I am always preaching about the secret. If you surround yourself with only the negative, and think negative thoughts, then that's what you are going to get back. Thus, if you fake it and pretend you are the best writer on the planet, then ultimately that is exactly what you will be. I've also been listening to the song I have listed for the song of the day. If I start doubting myself as a writer, I turn it on sing along with Sara Bareilles, "Who cares if you disagree, you are not me, who made you king of anything?" :)
What do you think? How do you feel about Author Interviews? Are you faking it until you make it?