On nights like this, I am thankful for my friends. I am so lucky to have people in my life who are always going to encourage me no matter what negative crap I’m spewing. People who will find ways to encourage me even when they don’t know I need. I will always bend over backwards for the people in my life and it is nice to be reminded that those same people would do the same for me. 

Tonight one of my friends sent me this picture: 

He always knows how to find a way to make feel better and this night was no different. Sure he reads my blog but he had no idea at that moment I was actually sitting on the couch feeling sorry for myself because I couldn’t write. Then he sent me that and it reminded me for the thousandth time that I am not the first person to struggle with this. 

I know I’ve talk about that before but it is a reoccurring thought for me. I constantly  have to remind myself that everyone struggles and nothing comes easy. 

I just have to hope that tomorrow will be better. Although, hoping doesn’t accomplish much. I just have to know it will get better. Hey, if you fake a smile long enough eventually it will be real…right? Is that how it works? Maybe not but I plan to fake it till I make it. Who said that? 

(Side note: I am not encouraging people to fake who they are to be something other people think is better. But I am encouraging myself to fake being a writer until I actual am one.)

That’s how it works right?

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  1. Hey Andy, we all have days that we know should have been spent writing but have ended up being quite the opposite. Remember, being a writer means doing exactly that, writing. It doesn’t matter what comes out and how it sounds, you’re writing and that’s the most important thing. You will find particularly with a novel that ideas come to you as you write. That first draft doesn’t have to be perfect, far from it! You’ve all the time in the world to go back and change things. The first draft is called a first draft for a reason. Let your story out and then go back and shape it and then shape it again, and again.
    Take care and keep going!

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  2. You can do it, Andy! All writers deal with similar things. And you should be proud of yourself: even if you haven’t written as much as you want to yet, you’re still thinking about writing. Your passion to write has never gone anywhere, even on the days that you’re the least productive. Maintaining interest and passion is half the battle. This blog proves that you are dedicated.

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