I hate it when someone asks me how my writing is going. It’s such a hard question to answer. Some days, if I write ten words, I think it was a successful day. Other times, if I write anything less than five hundred words, I feel like a failure. It’s very subjective.
But telling someone that I only wrote ten words is another thing altogether. Someone who isn’t a writer isn’t going to understand that a ten-word day is a good day when it’s coupled with brainstorming, outlining, and successful marketing. I feel like there’s a stigma attached to being a writer; if you don’t write everyday and write a lot, you aren’t a success. It takes work to move past the stigma that sits on your chest and makes you feel like a failure. It’s a work-in-progress.
You might be wondering, what is your answer, Mimi, when someone asks how your writing is going?
“It’s going well, thanks for asking.”