Weekly Musing: Picture This

Instead of me blabbing on and on I thought I’d try something different this week and present a photo essay about what it feels like to be a writer.

At first, I felt like this:

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Oh, writing was such a freedom I’d never experienced before. I discovered

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But some days I just feel overwhelmed and suffering from a crisis of confidence

 

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when I’d much rather feel confident.

 

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This is normal; some days are better than others.

After a couple of years, my confidence was bolstered by the first time I was informed I was going to be published.

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And get paid for it, to boot!

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Alas, there have been far more rejection, and there always will be, than offers to publish.

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Which is fine. Rejection and failure make a person stronger and helps you develop a tough skin.

An unexpected perk of becoming a writer is joining a writer’s group. Finally, I’m around people who go through the same things. We can celebrate each other’s successes, give encouragement when it’s needed, and kick someone in the ass when they need it.

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Through it all, for all the frustrations, I still wouldn’t want to do anything else but this.

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