Quotes Challenge #1

One of my good blogger buddies, Hemangini, nominated me for the 3 Day Quotes Challenge. Thanks a lot, dear! She’s a really good writer and you’ll find some amazing posts on the here blog, My Petridish. So what are you waiting for, hop over to her blog right away because I’m sure you’re going to love it.

Here’s a little about my relationship with quotes:

I’ve been a reader all my life and so it’s only fitting that I love quotes too, right? Wrong.

I’ve never been a big fan of quotes. I mean not consciously. I never used to save them or remember them or even read them randomly. But, last year this changed. I was preparing for JuNoWriMo and I was really nervous about writing my first draft, so much so that I almost gave up on the idea of going ahead with my story. It was then that I came across a quote, literally out of nowhere, that changed my mind and helped me make up  my mind about trusting my instincts.

So, today, for Quote #1 I’d love to share this inspiring quote with everyone. I know it’s really common but, trust me when I say, there’s a reason for it.

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

Sylvia Plath

It is because of this quote that I not only completed, but also got a great deal for my book that I wrote in last JuNo.
And still, whenever I’m in doubt I always read this quote cause it fills me with positive energy that helps me complete my projects.

Here’s the post-it on which I wrote this quote last year and put it up on the wall next to my study table, just before I began writing my first draft.Screenshot_2016-02-23-21-14-21-1


  1. Post three consecutive days
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day


  1. Rosema
  2. Phoenix Grey
  3. Galit Balli

I hope you guys will enjoy doing this challenge as much as I did 🙂

If you like this challenge and are interested in doing it, then consider yourself tagged by me and start right away. 🙂

35 responses to “Quotes Challenge #1”

  1. WHat a wonderful share Heena. I have not been able to write at all since last few days, too much pressure at work. Finally I took a day’s leave and what better way to start the day with your wonderful post. This quote gave me fresh perspective on something I have been thinking for sometime now. It is really amazing what some words can do to us, give us and inked in our memories forever. Plus your novel is almost around the corner, can’t wait.

    Thanks so much for the word of praise girl. 🙂 You are awesome. Look forward to next posts.

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  2. This is a wonderful quote. I’ve never heard of it before. One more to add to the collection. And it’s so true, especially that last line. The biggest enemy of creativity really is self-doubt. Thank you for the nomination, again. Working on it tonight. 🙂

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