If you study successful writers, you will discover that one of their most defining characteristics is that they have all failed, sometimes multiple times: failed to finish novels, failed to get them published (assuming they did finish them), failed to make a living writing and even failed to carry on writing.
Those writers who succeed understand that to stop feeling like a failure and dare again, you need to re-examine your idea of what failure as a writer actually is and what it means to you.
Because before you can start to feel like a successful writer, you must stop feeling like a failed one.
Find out how in this post. (Link in bio)
On manic work days like today I like to look at this dog-eared Gillian Flynn 'A Life in the Day' interview that I keep on the wall in my study and pretend I have her life. She just watches box-sets and eats cheese sandwiches. Fave line: 'I always take 15 minutes at the end of writing to decompress, so I'll play a video game such as Pac-Man.' Dream.