1. Constantly compare yourself to other writers.
2. Tell your family what you do and expect them to cheer you on.
3. Pin the success of your entire career on one project.
4. Expect your first writing project to make millions.
5. Undervalue your talent.
6. Overvalue your talent.
7. Let money dictate what you write.
8. Let the public dictate what you write.
9. Let your family or friends dictate what you write.
10. Set unachievable goals that must be accomplished today.