A friend of mine is having a difficult time with her writing and depresseion has set in. This is something I beleive all writers go through. You work hard at your craft. You create, write, re-write, edit, hone until your manuscript is the best it can be, then you market. Sometimes nothing happens for years. This is a business that calls for patience. Yes, there are those few lucky ones out there who whipped off a manuscript, sent it out and got it accepted immediately. Those are the exceptions to the rule. For every one of them, there are thousands of us out there trying to get a toe in the great publishing door.
My friend went to a woman who uses a pendulum to help free creative blockages. Whether you believe in psychic or paranormal abilities or not, many of us turn to them when we are frustrated. In her case, she was assured that something would happen. It worked for two of her friends, so she believed. Her outcome has not yet happend. That doesn't mean it can't - just that it hasn't as yet. So we, her friends, are rallying around her, trying to improve her spirits. Just as she has done for us when we are in that same rocking boat.
If you can write - and write well, you have a gift and talent cannot be wasted. This is a fickle business we are in and sometimes all we can rely on is pendulums or eight balls or tarot decks or whatever. Sometimes all we have is each other.
And that is good too.
Today's thought: The funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't. - Gibby Hayes
What frustrates you most about the writing business? If you're a reader, what frustrates you most about the authors you read?