I have done all sorts of things with tough writing times; experienced them, tweeted about them, written blog posts about them, moaned about them, cried about them, had sleepless nights about them, written lengthy emails to writing friends about them and filled out hundreds of diary pages.
Recently I have seen tough writing times differently. They are not so bad. Once you remove the emotion from challenging writing situations; literary rejection, a shelved draft novel, negative feedback which breaks your heart, a writing competition you didn’t win, a blog post which don’t set the online world on fire, an inability to write anything for weeks, and a beloved main character who beta readers dislike – you will start to see that good things soon start to sprout and grow.
Here are the good things which have grown out of my tough writing times:
Friendship. Some of my best creative…
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