Guest Post: Keeping Writing Despair at Bay

Does your journey toward publication sometimes feel like this?
Writer's despair. We've all experienced it at some point or another. We question ourselves, doubt...we wonder if we will ever make it, if our writing will ever be strong enough.

I've known a lot of writers who have left the path because this despair overwhelmed them. Each time it saddens me, especially when I've seen their work, and know first hand that with time and development, they are absolutely 100% publishable.

Today I'm guest posting at Janice Hardy's The Other Side of the Story about writer's despair. I hope you'll swing by and leave a comment on how you have worked through those dark moments so that anyone questioning themselves right now will have a road map that can help them move past their own uncertainty!

18 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

This post completely resonates with me, Angela. I went through my date with despair just few days back. I have slowly left that stage behind me. Will check out your guest post.

Angela Cothran said...

I love Janice! I'll check this out for sure.

Jacqueline Howett said...

I'm off to check it out. Love the pics!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

What a GREAT picture choice! I'm on my way, Angela. :-)

Mirka Breen said...

I posted this after reading your guest appearance words at Janice Hardy's blog:
I'm posting Angela's three points on the virtual fridge... Wise words.
Years ago, when the Rabbi gave me and my husband to be pre-nuptial advice, his points echoed Angela's. It keeps working for us.
Sage advice for writing, and for life.
Thank you, Angela.

Angela Brown said...

Sounds like something I need to go check out. Running over now. :-)

Angela Ackerman said...

Thanks so much, everyone. I know this is a bit of a bummer to think about at Christmas time, but I also know that the holidays can also intensify negative feelings for some. I am so glad to have other writers to talk to and to have their support. It gets me through so much. :)

Catherine Stine said...

I'm in an up trajectory for now, but I've definitely struggled here and there with that virtual writers' burden stone on my back.

Janet, said...

I'll go check it out. I am going through a little of that despair right now.Need all the help I can get.

Ava Jae said...

Wonderful guest post, Angela. You have some really fantastic suggestions. :)

Southpaw said...

That was a good post!

Lisa Gail Green said...

You're just all over the place, woman!! You are bacon powered I think. Te he. I will definitely check it out as soon as I get a chance!!

Marsha Sigman said...

Oh yeah, definitely dealing with this right now since the most recent books I've read our Divergent and Hunger Games.

I am torn between feelings of total admiration and complete despair. I am sooo bi-polar.lol

Traci Kenworth said...

I've been tempted a time or two to give into despair, thankfully the need to tell my stories and hopefully find others who want to read them pulls me back time after time.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great post, Angela. And the photo describes the feeling well. Too well!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great photo. I'm on my way over to read your guest post.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great photo. I'm on my way over to read your guest post.

Martha Ramirez said...

Heading on over there! Ain't that the truth!! It takes a lot to be a writer. No quitting allowed:)

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