I frequently hear authors describe their feelings about the trials and tribulations of being a writer. It’s a hard task when perfection can rarely be achieved and the road to publication is a long one. Here’s help with a comeback quote for some of the worries out there.
Worry #1. I don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I started writing five years ago and have stacks of rejection slips and I’m still not published.“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” Cynthia Kersey
Worry #2. I’m beginning to doubt my abilities. I never have any time to improve my craft.“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” Zig Ziglar
Worry #3. I feel lost. I started writing a YA mystery. When I got to about 30,000 words I realized nothing was working. My story needed revisions before I was even finished. So frustrating.“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” Barbara Hall
Worry #4. Writing is such a lonely journey and I’m such a people person.“Some walks you have to take alone.” Suzanne Collins
I hope these help you move forward. Have a great weekend.