Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Staying Positive

This writing things is hard. I'll admit that I've had my share of days where I want to give up. Putting cursor to word document is emotionally draining. Sometimes the temptation to give up is astronomical. Wouldn't life be easier if I wasn't constantly putting myself through the stress that comes with pursuing a career in writing?

But guys, I'm living my dream. Yes there are days when it's hard to be a writer. Whether it's that block that comes when I'm writing the climax or a tough critique or just a day when I feel like everything I write is crap.



All of that doesn't change the days when the words flow and you get just the right compliment.

Yes, writing is hard, but it's worth it. And that's something I think we all need to remember when the going gets tough. To make it in this field we have to remember the good as well as the bad. Stay positive and never give up!


32 comments:

Deana said...

So true! This dream really is like a roller coaster isn't it? As scary as it is, it is totally exhilarating!

Kyra Lennon said...

Good advice! Writing is hard, but when everything comes together, it's amazing!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Well said! I'm getting to the end of my struggle, I've got an itching to start something but I'm not sure what. I truly wouldn't know what to do with my life if I gave up on writing.

Angela V. Cook said...

So true! Staying positive is very, very difficult--no matter what stage of the process you're at. Some people think it's smooth sailing once you get an agent, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Editor rejections sting 10x as bad as agent rejections and after a few, they really start to do a job on your confidence. BUT, like you said, we are making things happen! Living out our dream! And that's something very few people do! We'll get there! :o)

Tara Tyler said...

thats what blogs are for! sharing the good & bad & pumping each other up! thanks!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Agreed! Some days are super hard, but in the end it's worth it. :)

Leigh Covington said...

Love this Jennie! It's totally worth it! And I love the new header :) Very cute!

Kaylee Baldwin said...

Agreed. I keep telling myself I need a folder of the compliments so I can pull them out when I'm discouraged.

Kim said...

Oh, I'm "write" there with you! Okay, forgive the entirely cheesy pun, but I know: writing is hard. I often wonder why I willing choose to pursue something that feels like torture :) I guess anything worth doing is not without some difficulty...

Donna K. Weaver said...

You sure? I got some feedback on a section and I'm feeling particularly stupid today. Like maybe I should go play some Harvest Moon and forget this writing thing.

I know it'll pass, but it comes more often than I like it to.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Yup and then there are days when you think it will be hard and it rewards you in ways you never imagined.

prerna pickett said...

it happens every once in a while, but we need to jump over that hurdle and get back into it. Staying positive is the way to go.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Love! That is so very true! Staying positive is hard, but it's the best part because we are doing what we love. :)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

There are some days when I wonder if it is actually worth it. But at least you seem to think so. Maybe some of that optimism shall rub off on me :)

Susan Roebuck said...

To the outsider, writing seems like an easy business but we know it's not and we know what you're going through. In the end it'll be worth it and if you do give up, you'll feel so disappointed later.

Cortney Pearson said...

I definitely have downer days! It's so true, to keep up the positive vibes and focus on the good! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

In the end, we won't remember the bad anyway, right?

Precy Larkins said...

Never give up!

Great post! And inspiring,too. :)

Andrea Teagan said...

Wow, I really need to hear this right now. Thank you!!

I just found your blog and I love it so far :)

Andrea

Anonymous said...

I love this image! Mind if I borrow it and use it on Facebook?

Sandra said...

You're so lucky to have followed your dream and to be a bonafied writer! I tried it. When the going got though, I went into nursing. Now I keep wondering how I can turn that profession into one where I write.

Jess said...

This is very true!! Staying positive can be very hard, but the rewards are totally worth it :)

Haddock said...

Don't worry, keep posting, even if it is one paragraph :-)

Leslie Pugh said...

I needed this today! Thanks!

fairbetty said...

Yay! Yes! Never give up! New follower... and thanks for stopping by MY blog :) I love the quote on your home page. <3 Look forward to seeing you around the blogging world.

Carolyn V said...

Aw! Just what I needed to hear today, too! Thanks Jennie!

Patricia T. said...

Like your new header Jennie. Great post and for sharing your thoughts. Writing is hard, even though we love it. That's why our community is so great. There's always someone to lift you.

The Golden Eagle said...

Great post! :)

Stephanie McGee said...

Great post! Thanks for coming by my blog! And it was fun to see you today at the conference!

C.M.Brown said...

I just love the picture! I think it by itself is so motivating.

David P. King said...

I hear you completely. This never get easy for me, but hey, you're doing everything right. Keep being awesome! :)

Joyce Lansky said...

I find it a lot easier to write than to get something published.

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