Some say confidence breeds success, but I tend to believe success breeds confidence. Rejections still outnumber acceptance letters, but with every "yes" my confidence grows - along with my audience. The more I write, the better author I'm becoming. Editing my novel is very time consuming, but I wish I could stick with it every single day. When I'm in a zone, the words flow much more easily than when I have to put it down for a week to take care of whatever life throws at me. There are those who preach that a real writer MUST write every day. But let's face it, life gets in the way. Things happen. Obstacles get in the way. When an avalanche blocks my writing path, I used to think I had to take the time to clear away the debris before moving on. Nowadays, I simply climb over the rubble, look for inspiration there, and maybe write from a different perspective. I wish I could write. Perhaps trouble is a blessing in disguise, where I see something or experience something that I need to convey in my characters. Without feeling it myself, how could I really write about it?
I wish I could write. Whenever I'm having to cut grass, rake leaves, pick up limbs, etc. I wish I was writing. Chores have to be taken care of. I like to do all the work I can, myself. So, while I'm busy with manual labor, my mind is always going to a story. How can I enhance something? What do I need to add here? What do I need to replace this passage with? Sometimes ideas come when you least expect them. That's why I have a pad and pen handy where I can jot ideas down. If I don't get something on paper, I'll forget. Maybe I'm getting senile, I don't know. I can always fill in the details later. And, I do.
I wish I could write. Bottom line: wishing is good, doing is better. Cast aside doubt and fear, climb over the obstacles and put something down on paper and on the blank screen. It won't be perfect the first draft, but start. The chosen few who have achieved monster success wished, then acted on it.