One of the hardest things for a writer is to keep going.
There are time pressures.
Frustrations in the writing process itself.
No wonder that most aspiring writers struggle with one huge hurdle: finishing.
Worst of all is that nagging inner critic, that inside-your-head voice that says this isn’t any good.
As a corrective, try to remember that even the very best writers have been creamed by the critics.
Here’s one of my favorites: The 1855 critic of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass said that Whitman was “as unacquainted with art as a hog with mathematics.”
We all know what we think of that, don’t we? Hogwash!