Spoiler alert: you're not. You just feel that way. But you're wrong, and I'm here to tell you why (and how to handle it).
It's easy -- even tempting -- to confuse them, but they couldn't be more different (A quick aside from the On Writing series)
I'm starting a new thing: discussing feelings on Fridays, hence the title. And today, I want to talk about strength versus the illusion of strength.
No, not THAT Flo. This is the state of being inside the writing. It's hard to get into, but what you get out of it is more rewarding than anything else ever.
There are many authors who will tell you writer’s block is a fabrication. They (meaning Stephen King) will tell you that the amateur waits for inspiration, while the professional gets to work. They (meaning Todd Henry) will glibly say “I only write when I’m motivated too. I just happened to be motivated every day at 8am.” They argue on forums and bicker in writer’s groups and oh my...
What even is selling out?
Last night, I wrote something that made me ugly cry. And that's how I knew it was right.
90 days is all it takes to prove that you can do anything you put your mind to. It's not easy, but it's worth it.
Sometimes you do a brave and scary thing for the wrong reasons. But it's okay, we all do.