Impossible to get published if you’re not writing. Let that sink in, Robin. Impossible.
Finding a balance with others’ creativities is hard — blogs, twitter, tumblr, instagram. It’s all there to distract. Well, it’s all there to inspire and share, I suppose. But I’m learning that they’re more deterrents to my creativity than not.
“They’ve written that much already?”
“An agent and a published book?”
“How many posts have they shared?”
And the discouragement continues. Yet I find if I create FIRST–work on my manuscript, post a blog post, edit other pieces, etc.–before diving into others’ creatives, I can enjoy and relax and read without comparing myself with anyone. (Ok, compare less.)
So a balance I must strike.
And keep writing.
Anyone else struggle with this?