So, why am I bumming you out? That's actually not the point. The point is this: No matter how discouraged you get, no matter how frustrating, it's important to stay positive - at least in public.
|Every other girl in her generation was rejected as the Slayer. Just sayin'|
Don't make me hold the corners of your mouth upward.
There were many times I felt discouraged and wanted to give up. There will probably be more. Life isn't perfect, and this is a tough gig we've signed up for. You know what I do? Every time I feel discouraged and frustrated, I tweet something supportive to or about other writers. Every. Single. Time. Giving back to others helps me to feel more upbeat. The only thing wallowing in self-doubt ever did was making me not want to write more. Don't sabotage yourself.
You can do it. You'll get there. I have faith in you.
* Yes, I made up these numbers, but I don't think they're that far off.