If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
I must be doing a lot of innovative work because this week I have seen a lot of rejections and one maybe/probably. But I persevere, because if there's one thing I learned from the writer's conference this year it's perseverance and passion. Sometimes it's hard to keep the passion in writing when it seems like such hard work. My advice is to switch projects, last week I didn't spend one minute writing my manuscript but now I feel the need to get back there and move ahead.My poetry was on hold too, but yesterday I wrote rough drafts for three poems. Today, look at what is stalling your writing and think about switching out projects. Today,write about perseverance and what it means in your writing. How do you keep the faith? Now get back to work.
The Writing Nag