To be or not to be…

…a real writer, that is the question.

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It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. Am I a real writer? Okay, I’ve had three books published, but that somehow doesn’t convince me that I’m the real McCoy. I haven’t written on a regular basis for some time now, and doubts are setting in that I have anymore stories in me. It’s not due to writers block, I have ideas in abundance, but when it comes to setting them down, that’s where the problems arise.

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I seem to spend my life in a permanent hiatus, as far as writing is concerned. Could it be I’m disenchanted with the whole becoming-an-author game? Probably, but I knew what I was doing when I embarked on my writing journey, it’s just proved much harder than I’d anticipated. I feel as if I’ve run into a brick wall.

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However, tomorrow’s another day and who knows, maybe there’ll be light at the end of the tunnel.

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8 Responses to “To be or not to be…”

  1. I can totally relate to this post. I went through the same thing at the beginning of the year. I wasn’t sure I could write another book, or if I even wanted to. I would occasionally force myself to write a little, and then nothing for a few days. It went on like that for several weeks. Finally, I started really getting into my book and then it took off. I wrote a whole book in less than six weeks. I think we just go through tough spots. Don’t give up.

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  2. I’ve gone through this several times, at least twice a year. I have six books out there, and there are times none of them are selling. Or I get to the point where I can’t write a single words for weeks. When this happens, I wonder if my creativity is gone, or if I was only kidding myself when I thought I could be a “real” writer. I think we all go through this from time to time, but don’t give up. Take a break if you need to. There’s nothing wrong with taking a long hiatus if you need to recharge. But never, ever give up. You’re an amazing writer, Kate!

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    • Thanks Tricia. At the risk of sounding like a mutual appreciation society, you’re a brilliant storyteller, and one day, hopefully, you’ll get the recognition you deserve.

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  3. Come on, Kate! If you have the ideas just get your arse into gear and write them down. We’re waiting 🙂

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