Writing is fun, writing is difficult, writing is challenging, writing is amazing…
Yes, writing is all of this but sometimes we have those moments where we think:
- “Is it good enough?”
- “Why don´t I write more?”
- “I´m never going to find an agent”
- “my agent will not like this idea”
- “I´m never going to get published”
- “Ì´m never going to get published again”
- “People hate my book”
- “It sucks” “I suck” “The plot sucks”…
- “It may be great but my query will suck”
We´re all hard on ourselves. We´re much harder on ourselves than on others.
If one of your friends came over and told you: “I´m writing a book, I finished the first draft but I have the feeling that I can´t do it all, that I don´t spend enough time with other things. Plus, some of the subplot is just not where it´s supposed to be and my characters don´t make sense. I feel so tired.”
Your friend would reply: “You wrote a book! It´s amazing! I don´t know how you do it all.”
Yes. most people would turn to any of us, impressed by our creativity, impressed by our dedication…Not everybody but most people.
Some may even tell us we´re a tad insane to write when we have so much uncertainty about being published for us, writing is just a thing we have to do because, most of the times, it makes us happy.
However, we do need to take a moment to sit back, to realize how much we´ve accomplished and to give ourselves a pat on the back.
Feel yourself hugged!