If you presume to love something,
you must love the process of it much more than you love the finished product.
~ John Irving
Right now I’m not entirely sure I love the fiction-writing process. As I revise this young adult novel, I’m starting to question whether I have any business trying to get published. I received some feedback on another manuscript that has me questioning my talent, and today I’m more wobbly than I’ve been in some time.
So. The bad news is I’m scared and exhausted and wishing someone could cut out this obsessive writer part of me so I’d never have to feel this way again.
The good news? My experience tells me that this ugly fog will eventually lift and then fade to a very faint memory. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I might not always love the process, but I trust it.
2 thoughts on “Weebles wobble”
I wouldn’t say we have to love the process, necessarily, but we should love the story. We should feel compelled to tell the story, even when telling the story is a pain in the butt and we’d rather not. 😉
“We should feel compelled to tell the story, even when telling the story is a pain in the butt and we’d rather not.”
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