You made it past yesterday’s guilt.
Time for another demon.
You want to give up. Words aren’t flowing. Ideas aren’t flowing. Tears, however, well, they might be another story.
Ben Angel in his contribution on Entrepreneur suggests two steps to win out:
- Remind yourself of what you stand to lose by quitting.
- Make a public declaration of what you’re working toward.
Ali Luke’s guest post on Goinswriter.com teases out the issue even more extensively. Lots of good ideas here to think through, including ways to cope with:
- present-day life’s incompatibility with your writing
- discouraging feedback
- your loved ones not understanding your work or your calling to put pen to paper
And you could always subscribe to Copyblogger’s Brian Clark’s mantra: Keep going.