Roseanne was one of my favorite sit-coms growing up. In one episode, Roseanne reveals she once dreamt of being a writer before her real life set in. On her birthday, Roseanne gets what she wants- free time and a place to write. And then she gets writer's block.
Roseanne laments, "I get some good idea but as soon as I write it down, it turns out stupid." Anyone else ever feel this way about their writing? I say, write freely even if you're experiencing self-doubt. You might read what you wrote later and realize it isn't so bad. And if it is that bad, that's what revising is for.
Cut into three parts, the entire episode of "Happy Birthday" is posted below. Writers, can you relate to any of the stuff shown here?