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A bit discouraged

I‘m having one of those “discouraged about my writing” times – you know, where you wonder if all the effort you’re putting in is ever going to be enough… whether anyone really cares to hear what you have to say and, perhaps the better question, whether you actually have anything of value to say… whether your work will ever measure up and be as good as so-and-so’s… whether you shouldn’t just keep a private journal and leave it at that.

I don’t feel this way all that often – most of the time blogging is something I love, something that just feels right to me – but it does hit me now and then, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way.

My goal for getting past this particular downtime is going to be to do unto others – to visit and comment on some other blogs, to find and support some other writers, to get out of my own little puddle of self-pity and think of someone else. Even if it doesn’t work in terms of getting me out of this mood, at least I can hope that I bring a smile to someone else’s face!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.