Everyone has setbacks.
It’s true. They’re what shape us into the writers we’re meant to be.
In the moment, it can feel like these are the tragedies destined to end our dreams.
They’re not. Let me show you why.
1. Giving up on a project you’ve been working on for months
After weeks or more of constant frustration and dragging your feet — avoiding the inevitable, perhaps — “giving up” might seem devastating. And in many ways, it is. It hurts. It probably feels wrong.
In actively deciding to put something aside, though — either for now or forever — you’re making a conscious choice to move on. You have enough self-awareness to realize it’s not the right thing for you at this time, and you’re allowing yourself to direct your creative energy where it can better be used.
2. Getting rejected by your dream publication/employer
Rejection hurts, especially when…
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