It is easy to be discouraged as a writer. I find that there are times in my life when I wonder why I am doing this. We all have those moments. This article is a good read.


Just four short syllables, but discouragement can have enormous destructive power in the life of a writer.  Most of us who’ve been writing for any length of time have encountered seasons of it.

Here are just a few of the things that can cause the onset of a case of discouragement.  Do any of these sound familiar? 

• I can’t get an agent.  I’ll never get an agent.

• A contest judge/critique partner/editor/whoever didn’t like my manuscript.

• I’m not published.  I’ll never be published. Click here to read more of this encouraging article.