-jealous thoughts, yours and others.
-mentors that claim they have a secret formula.
-the traps of drug and alcohol abuse and over inflated ego....both are career crushers and unbearable to be around.
-taking yourself too seriously.
-cliques. ...they are cliche to say the least.
-fooling yourself. ...do the work. Find time to write and work on your art everyday.
-nervousness. ... by understanding that all 'case of the nerves' is not bad...it's simply energy willing to work for you.