Eric started this round of the blog chain with a fabulous question:
What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of being a writer? What is your greatest reward from writing?
This is a great question because sometimes the challenges seem to outweigh the rewards. Like a lot. So much, in fact, that I consider quitting from time to time. In reading previous posts, it’s clear I’m not the only one who has encountered this. Oddly enough, this is comforting. Why? Because EVERYBODY encounters road blocks, plateaus, and potholes. BUT, having supports and positive role models makes it MUCH easier.
My biggest challenge is maintaining confidence. Confidence that I DO have talent. Confidence that I CAN be competitive. Confidence that my words AREN’T gobbledygook and trite.
My biggest reward is having a great community of writerly peeps to turn to when the confidence well runs dry. Receiving spot on constructive feedback with a follow up, “You can do this!” gives me enough momentum to keep going.