So there is this issue with writing where it becomes really difficult. You don't even know why it gets that way but it does get that way. Sometimes you draft something twenty times and it still doesn't make sense to you or you receive so many rejections, you want to just stop.
Writing, instead of becoming an escape, becomes what you want to escape from but you can't actually stop writing because...who are you then?
The good thing about this is...it eventually ends and you become a better writer because of it. You become a lot tougher and it reveals to you why you write. I mean...at least that's what it did to me.
PS: currently working on an Africans fantasy novel.
Currently experiencing this! Thank you for the last paragraph whew! we go again today
I once heard a quote that every profession has their type of shitty, you just have to choose the one whose ‘shitty’ you like, or can at least endure lol. I think it’s fair to say we‘ve chosen writing’s ‘shitty’ path. so cheeeerss
I resonate with that line where you said “you can't actually stop writing” because as a writer, I am either writing, thinking about writing, or reading a book that just makes me want to write. So it's either I suck it up and actually do it or I dwell in that disposition of torment from all the voices that just want to be on paper.