Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Discouraged

I am so disheartened right now. I feel I don't have what it takes to get published. I'm worn out and don't have the drive to keep editing and working on my ms.

It's to the point when I try to write a sense of dread, almost fear, comes over me. No matter how hard I work, I'm going to have to revise and edit and revise and edit, and the end of the road seems so far beyond the horizon.

How much is "good enough"-- and will I ever get there?

4 Comments:

At 10 August, 2005, Anonymous Dar'nay said...

As little as it likely means I have every faith that you will arrive at the end of this road.

I am certain that your work will be published. For it to not be so would be, in my humble and likely biased opinion, a crime in itself.

I have loved your work since the moment you asked me to cast my professional eye over it and I look forward to continuing to enjoy it.

I am sure that it will come to pass.

You remain in my thoughts.

 
At 10 August, 2005, Blogger sherri said...

Ride the wave. Since I started taking my dream of writing seriously about four years ago, I have gone through troughs of discouragement like you describe over and over again. And yet, somehow through some grace I seem to come back to the top once again. Perhaps, that thought doesn't make the lows any easier--but grasp any bit of hope and hold on tight.

 
At 10 August, 2005, Blogger Carolyn said...

I don't know the answer but I do know the feeling.

I also know it passes. Sometimes I try nudging it out of the way, but if it's stuck and won't budge I refuse to wear myself out trying to fight it. I roll with it. I don't write much, but I always seem to read a lot and eventually, some other piece of writing that I admire will drive that desire to get busy on my own stuff again.

And if it's any consolation at all, I've been doing a lot of reading these days.....

 
At 10 August, 2005, Blogger Bill said...

Trust yourself Lee!

You can do it.

 

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