Pep Talk for the Discouraged Writer

Hey, you. Standing in the corner feeling depressed.

This one’s for you.

I know you’re tired. I know your fingers are cramped up from typing away at the keyboard. I know that nothing’s gone as planned and the words on the page stink compared to what you had envisioned.

Whether it’s characters refusing to act like themselves, plot holes so giant you don’t know where to fix first, a book pitch that keeps getting rejected by agents, or you’re just bored with your idea in general, it’s okay.

You’ve got this. J.K. Rowling took 6 years(!!!) to plan Harry Potter, and look at her popularity now.

Look, don’t feed into your self-doubt by quitting now! That nagging voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough, that it’s too hard, that your problems are insurmountable it? Throw it out the window!

You are good enough, and you can and will finish this novel and make it pretty close to being perfect. With hard work and dedication, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Don’t give up. Dig yourself out of that trench and keep writing.

I’m with you, friend. I’m cheering you on as you continue to work hard!

Best of luck to you!

~Rebecca M.


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