Wednesday, May 4, 2022

#IWSG: Writing Highs and Lows



This month's question this month is a good one.
It's the best of times; it's the worst of times.
What are your writer highs?
And what are your writer lows?


 1.    Seeing my words in print

 2.    Patching a plot hole—those nasty little beasts!

 3.    Finding the “just right” word

 4.    The people I’ve met along the way.  Kindred spirits (a.k.a other writers) are not as scarce as I used to think. (as Anne herself says)

 5.    New ideas, a.k.a. “The Shiny New Manuscript” syndrome

It's sparkly! It's new! Look a shiny new manuscript!


1.    Rejections or harsh critiques

2.    People who look at me like I have three heads when I tell them I’m a writer.

3.    Pounding on the keys even when I don’t feel like it.

4.    Writer’s block/getting stuck--Even though I've overcome several spells of writer's block, it's hard not to get discouraged.

5.    Condescending editors/agents--I understand their job is hard, but making fun of authors, especially in public, is not professional. 

What about you? What are your writing highs and lows?

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  1. Someone else used the Dicken's quote too. I think you nailed the highs and lows of being a writer.

  2. Three heads, like we're Ghidora or something. Know the feeling.

  3. Seeing my words in print will certainly be a high, once I get to that point in my career. Bad reviews once other people see the words in print will probably cause the lows.

  4. You got both lists spot on, my sister writer.