you must be willing to embrace the inevitable despair that accompanies doing your best.
Of all the arts, writing is perhaps the most difficult. It’s not a performing art, so you don’t have the immediacy of a live audience to let you know how you’re doing. It’s only black marks on white paper--
Um... computer screen
It can be lonely work.
So we have to get used to the despair.
And keep on writing, of course.
Note: I also watch my musician friends work on their recordings just as hard and with the same hope that writers do. And looking to future success in the same way. And feeling the despair. Yet keeping on....
What do you do to keep going when you want to chuck it all and take up knitting? Or sleeping?