“Failure in writing is not like failure in business, where you lose money and have to fire everyone and remortgage your house. When you’re a writer, most of the time, people don’t depend on you to succeed. Although you may starve if your books don’t sell, or your agent might yell at you for producing something that three people will read, failure in writing is more of an intimately crushing day-to-day thing. O.K., minute-to-minute. Measured against your ideal of yourself.”
I’ve had, what feels like, year-long writers block. It’s gotten to the point where I sometimes wonder if creativity was something I had when I was younger, and my life was a little more dramatic. I feel like a failure because I want to call myself a writer—I sometimes do call myself a writer—but I’m not writing… not really. This failure is on my mind constantly. Fortunately, I have 10 months to turn this all around.