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Writers, please tell me this happens to you too. You spend so much time in the trenches of your manuscript that you lose all perspective of whether it's any good or if it's just a monumental altar of mediocrity. . I'm staying (mostly) calm though because this lack of objectivity feels very inevitable and like something I can kick with some good time away from this story. . Did I just say I was staying mostly calm? That feels like a stretch. . Writing is such a lovely, incredible calling. I'm nearly always grateful to be a little creator. But it's a paradox: you have to be sensitive and thick-skinned, detailed and big picture. For me, as someone with anxiety, it feels like climbing into the gladiator arena over and over and over again. . Still I love it. . Here's to writing, here's to calling, here's to the arena, here's to Brene Brown, here's to fellow writers, here's to the readers who make it all worthwhile.
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