21 Moments Every Writer Experiences

by Milda Ratkelyte Mar 12, 2014
You decide it’s time to realize your dreams.

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You have all these great ideas for a new story, but don’t know where to begin.

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So you start practicing your red carpet walk for the Writers Guild Awards instead.

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Then inspiration strikes and you write your best piece ever.

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But the rejection emails started pouring in.

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You wonder if you’re just not cut out for writing.

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But you put on a brave face, and pretend that the rejections don’t faze you.

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Then a friend with zero writing experience wins the pitch.

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Nothing gets picked up for weeks, and you decide you’ll just write WHATEVER.

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Your remaining friends try to be supportive.

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But then those same friends tell you they don’t believe writing is an art.

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Your parents are sick of your sulking, and ask if you’ve written anything in the last few weeks.

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You think you’ve written something great (finally!!!).

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And then that ‘something great’ comes back from the editor with a sticky note: “Maybe you should write about something else.”

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Next, your pitch has been accepted but a publication only looking for FREE content.

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You go ahead and submit the piece just to see your byline.

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Before long, you realize your bills are piling up because you’ve been giving out FREE content.

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So you choose to give up and find a ‘real’ job.

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Or maybe you choose NOT to give up and work even harder.

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Then, one day, you finally get your first big gig and go celebrate.

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And you realize the next morning that in the thank-you email, you signed off with “Kind Retards.”

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