Modern writers are lucky. We have techie tools at our disposal, such as Find and Replace. If Jane Austen had originally named her main character Mr. Rogers instead of Mr. Darcy (gasp!), imagine how many feathers and bottles of ink she would have used in revision.
As we leap ahead with first drafts, 7th drafts, synopses, queries, submissions, and *shudder* rejections, we can do a productive Find and Replace of our own. Let us ...
Find fear - replace it with courage
Find impatience - replace it with calm
Find doubt - replace it with confidence
Find envy - replace it with joy
Find competitor - replace it with friend
Find rejection - replace it with acceptance
We writers are lucky to do what we love. Yes, the process can bring us down sometimes, but wow, creating a story from scratch or teaching through nonfiction is a one-of-a-kind feeling.
What stage are you at with your project? And please feel free to add to the Find and Replace list!