I was born on a Wednesday.
Growing up, anytime I whinged in the slightest, I’d be mocked.
“Wednesday’s child is full of woe!” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a reference to a nursery rhyme.)
Perhaps the continual mockery shaped me. Perhaps it is why now this Wednesday’s child has next to no patience for woe… especially when it comes from fellow authors.
I’m not selling enough copies! I have no inspiration! Everything I write is crap! No one would ever publish my work. There’s no point even trying.”
Sure, everyone complains at some point. Writing – and life in general – can be frustrating, and we all need a good moan now and then (as exampled by this very post).
One thing is a little sulk, a one off complaint. Another thing is continually complaining about the same things.
So you’re not selling enough copies, don’t have inspiration, and think your writing is crap.
What are you going to do about it?
Standing there moaning solves NOTHING.
If you’re unsatisfied with your lot, make a plan. Write down your complaints and set achievable goals to improve the situation.
Think your writing is crap? Find a critique group, read critically, keep practicing. Not selling enough? Reevaluate your marketing strategies, try new techniques.
All that time you spend sitting about moaning is time wasted.
If only for my sake, and the sake of all the other Wednesday’s children who’ve been mocked for complaining.
Over to you. Is there anything you’re not happy about when it comes to your writing? And if so, what are you going to do about it?