In this guest post for WordServe Water Cooler, I explain how I learned to take praise, critique, and even bad reviews in stride. The Writing Life Developing a Thicker Skin via @JanalynVoigt | Wordserve Water Cooler
The Writing Life: Managing Everything Else: I once polled a group of writers asking what frustrates them most in the writing life. The answer wasn’t that hard to guess: finding time to write. But in the responses a common oversight became apparent. It wasn’t the varied tasks a writing project requires or even the demands of social networking that held back the writers I questioned. t was the minutae of life itself.
They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action while expecting different results, “they” being anonymous possibly to avoid the consequences of making such a lucid statement. It’s far too easy to accept an easily-consumed life doused with equal parts of wishes, hope, and lethargy. This can apply to every avenue of living, not just the writing life. Sometimes, even, we let writing get in the way of living. @Janalyn Voigt