Originally posted by author Simon P. Clark on Writers & Artists.

So, here we are. My book’s being published this week [October 2014] and I finally get to irritate people by starting conversations with ‘Well, as a published author…’

It’s easy to forget everything it took to get here. The late nights, typing away and getting frustrated at just how bad my story was, are easy to justify now I get to hold the book. Staying home while friends went out seems like an easy choice now I know it all worked out. At the time, though, they were immensely difficult decisions. I had low moments when I wanted to throw my laptop across the room and long periods when I didn’t write a word because of course it was pointless, and of course I was rubbish, and obviously this stupid dream had to come to an end.

Those moments – ones that I know other writers are going through right now – are exactly why I wanted to write this post. I know what I needed to be told back then, and I know what I want to tell others right now: Don’t give up, because…

via Writing Advice: Writing Is Worth It | Writers & Artists.

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