1. I will not disparage my own work.
2. I will not compare myself with other writers (artists).
3. I will not deny the telling of the lesser tale, because there is no “lesser tale.”
4. I will not fail to promote my work to those most likely to enjoy it.
5. I will not make excuses for failure, since there is no such thing.
6. I will not fish for compliments, approval or praise.
7. I will never stop advancing my craft.
8. I will communicate.
9. I will change minds.
10. And above all, I will write the next book.