Don’t be deceived when the writing is going well. Those days are hard earned and rare.

When they come repeatedly, a writer can come to believe that they have figured something out. To a point, that is true.

But the more good days one has the harder it will be when once again confronted with the difficulty of the process. Those are the moments when you have lost the flow and you no longer know what to do or write.

Self-doubt once again rears its ugly head and you think, “who am I to think I can write?” The thoughts are more common. The bad days outweigh the good in creative pursuit. That’s the reality. We have to accept it. To do so otherwise is to ignore an inconvenient reality: this is the life we chose.

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