I have been working on a submission to a short story/collaborative writing contest for my local newspaper, The Centre Daily Times. As a beginning writer, I have noticed this is a very emotional process for me.
I started off with a pretty good idea for my submission, and felt as though I was the greatest writer of all time. Ideas were coming to me one after the other and it all sounded so clever.
Then, I would hit a block and would have trouble deciding where the story should progress. It was then that I felt as though I was a terrible writer and would never accomplish anything with my writing and I should just stick to programming and databases, which I think I am skilled at.
I am the same way with sports. I can score a couple goals in hockey and feel likeI am finally becoming a decent player. Then, I will not score in a few games and I feel like I am embarrasing myself.
This is what I struggle with constantly, and I doubt I will ever get over these feelings. At least I recognize this pattern in myself. Right?