Write Like Everyone’s Reading

Here is a great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on keeping your motivation level up when writing.

Meg Dowell Writes

I’m a lot like you.

Sometimes I get discouraged. Some days it feels like I’m doing a whole bunch of work for nothing, like no one cares, like it’s not worth my time.

Occasionally I wonder if I should just give up writing and settle into a job that’s easier. Quieter. Invisible.

Because writing isn’t this thing you can do quietly, if you want to do it for a living. Even if you use a pseudonym of some kind, people are still going to respond to it. They don’t know it’s you, but you do.

If anyone ever responds at all. Isn’t negative feedback better than none?

Of course, no matter how frustrated or discouraged I get, I’m not going to quit writing. I’ve worked hard to get to where I am now, and taking things too personally would be a terrible reason to give up a dream that’s quickly…

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