Inside an authors mind chaos can rule, and the impacts on self-esteem can be devastating. This guest post on BlondeWriteMore gives some fabulous insights by author Terry Tyler no less.
The dear Lucy at BlondeWriteMore has some fabulous posts on all aspects of writing as well as running her own chick lit series featuring “The Diary of Roxy Collins.” I will come to that in another post because this one is to shout out an excellent guest post by one of her favourite authors.
The questions posed to Terry are relevant to anyone who writes.
Questions we all ask ourselves on a daily basis. Often it is good to just know that we are not alone and that the self-esteem hits tumbling in cognitive dissonance are entirely natural.
To give you an idea of the post content here is Terry’s introduction giving a heads up on what to expect.
“When the lovely Lucy asked me to do a guest post for her, she suggested four subjects to write around. These were:
- Comparing yourself to other writers / authors
- Keeping going when things get tough / persistence
- Things your first novel taught you
- How to decide when it’s time to walk away from a story?
I couldn’t decide which one to choose so I’ve written a little on each one. I love reading other writers’ thoughts on the subject nearest to our hearts, so I hope you enjoy mine, too!”