Here is a post by Roger about some of the tough parts of being a writer. Be sure to read to the hopeful end!
Some things have to be said. Not in an upbeat way, nor in a method as if lecturing a group of new students. Somethings require airing not as a rallying call or a rousing appeal to follow things’ my way and all will be well’.
Some things need to be warned about.
If a writer doesn’t go through the following experience they are either very lucky, blessed, not telling the truth, or not writing properly.
Of course I am writing about those dread episodes when everything seems either pointless, hopeless or fearful. (The latter turns up after success and the writer fears they will never better that).
These demons come in various forms; for instance either in a slough of grey despondency when even opening the cover of the laptop seems to be a supreme effort, OR the sharp pain when you happen to spy someone else’s (never mind who)…
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