As writers we all get discouraged and think about throwing in the towel. We get to a point where the story isn’t flowing or we don’t don’t know where to take it next. We get the edits back and feel overwhelmed. We feel like we are not cut out for this. That is when we need to take a deep breath and realize that we are not alone in this feeling. Every author has these exact same feelings.
Every author has feelings of self-doubt. You have to pick yourself back up and keep going. You will figure out that plot hole, your characters will start talking to you again and you will make it through those edits. It takes time and patience, but you will make it through.
Take a deep breath, take a break for an afternoon if you need it, then get back to it, cause let’s face it you couldn’t walk away from this no matter how hard you tried. To be an author means that you have to write. You don’t have a choice, it’s part of who you are.
So, when you get overwhelmed or discouraged remember that you are not alone. Take comfort in the knowledge that there are many other authors feeling the same thing. Take a deep breath, pick yourself back up, and get back to what you love.