Diary Of A Bad Writer

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I came up with the idea of posting some of the things I think about during my writing process. Just a short blurb about overcoming doubt, and staying positive. They will post every Wednesday starting in October. Heres’s a preview.

August 3, 12:05am – Just finished a story called “The Date.”ย  Not sure if anyone will like this one. I’ll write something else.

August 3, 12:15am – Scheduled “The Date” to post on Friday, August 17th. My writing gives me strength. Remember the words of Henry Miller – ‘Writing is its own reward.’

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  One thought on “Diary Of A Bad Writer

  1. September 4, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    That quote is very good advice. Writing something that’s less than stellar is better than not writing anything at all. Thanks for that encouragement! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • September 5, 2018 at 5:53 am

      Youre welcome! Even work that’s not your best can be improved, but you have to write it.


  2. August 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I love that quote at the end! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. August 4, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    I think that seeing writing as its own reward is a wonderful way to take some of the pressure off. Also love that part about the worst thing you write being better than the best thing you didnโ€™t write (my problem being that Iโ€™ve always wanted to write something but never have) – definitely a good way of viewing it. With every word you pen, you get stronger so enjoy the process ๐Ÿ™‚


    • August 5, 2018 at 1:43 am

      Thank you Caz.
      I am growing. Still, I have a lot to learn. Yes writing is its own reward, the simple reason I continue. Getting accolades from past writing brings true fear that it will be the last. That’s when I apply ‘The Reward.’ I appreciate your continued support.


  4. Meg
    August 3, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I kept a diary of my experiences during the initial foray into writing. I think it was helpful and I reread it when Iโ€™m at the same point in the process as one of my diary entries. Sharing our experiences is extremely helpful. This is a great idea, Darnell!


    • August 4, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Thank you so much Meg. Your encouragement means a lot to me. I doubt myself often, but I bounce back. I just wanted other writers to know it happens to everyone.

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      • Meg
        August 4, 2018 at 9:21 am

        It most certainly does! Even the best sellers of the world!

        Liked by 1 person

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