Great post describing the regular times when thinking of quitting writing and coming back to it. Ah, the ups and downs…
This is such a magical moment in the life of a writer and it warrants a blog post.
Being a writer means that you will probably experience quite a few of these special moments during your career.
Some of us writers are lucky enough to endure what I call the ‘I quit / I’m not quitting’ revolving door which basically means on a regular basis (monthly / weekly / every couple of days) we go through the ‘I’m giving up / no I am not giving up’ motions. This is BAU (business as usual) to some of us.
Events leading up to the magical moment where you decide NOT to quit may include:
- Some writer suffering – general insecurities, nagging doubts about whether your writing is any good, asking yourself whether it’s worth it, a lack of confidence and painful bouts of writer’s block.
- An emotional outpouring – tears, snotty…
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