Hey guys, I wanted to apologizing for being absent for so long. For about the last month, I have been getting pretty discouraged about my writing. I had just experienced on a long string of rejections that all seemed to come in at the same time. My rough draft for my latest project seemed to be stalling, and I was afraid of finishing up my revision for another project, because I was scared of it sucking too much. Overall, I have been feeling pretty insecure about my writing, and it made it hard to want to write anything, even for my blog.
Now that my schoolwork has lessened considerably (I finished a bunch of my classes) I am starting to get back into writing every day again. Even with this, I still have a bunch of stuff going on that limits my ability to write. (Moving to Georgia from Illinois, taking care of my 1-year old son, working on summer classes, etc.) I have noticed that I am really starting to get back into writing through writing my rough draft for my latest WIP. I think I just needed to take a breather, and while I still wish I had pushed through the rough month continuing to write, I don’t want to waste any more time.
I know that this post isn’t really helpful for anyone else, but I will get back to posting regularly so that we can get back to sharing ideas like we used to. I have noticed that my new hobby (Magic the Gathering) has consumed a lot of my time, and I really wish I had spent it writing. Does anyone else have conflicting interests that interfere with writing and how do you deal with them? I really appreciate all the help that you guys have given me, and I can’t wait to start talking to you all again. Overall, I am disappointed with my self not because I got rejected so much, but because I stopped writing. I truly believe that the only way to fail at being a writer is to stop writing.