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Another Wednesday, another lesson. I love these. πŸ™‚ This week, we’re looking at discouragement.

A lot of times, as writers, we get discouraged. Someone doesn’t support our dream, sometimes we don’t believe our own dream. It’s hard, I get it.

So, what do we do when someone doesn’t support our dream? Take it from someone who’s entire family isn’t behind her: Just keep writing.

Now, I know what you might be thinking. It’s not that simple, right? Wrong. It’s very simple. You can’t let it get to you. Block out what they say and keep writing. If you ever want that book out, keep writing. Get to it.

Now, what do you do when you don’t believe in your own dream? I’ve been there, done that, too. You go through a time of discouragement and you wonder if you’re actually any good, right? Yup, I’ve done that.

So, what do you do?

That’s simple, too. You take a break. You don’t write for a while. You shut down the computer or put the pen down, and you take a break from writing. How long you take is up to you. I recommend at least a week.

Maybe you have other remedies for discouragement that you use, and that’s fine. Really, when it comes down to it, we all have our own ways of dealing with discouragement. What I wrote about is what usually works for me.

So, what do you do when you feel discouraged? Let me know in the comments!

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