Failure is really not a good thing. But we’ve all felt like failures at one point in our lives. And the pain that it brings can be enough for us to slam the brakes on ever trying to be a writer again.
However, when you start writing you do not necessarily need to get everything right immediately. Have you seen a baby learning to walk? He falls, stands up and falls again but hardly does he refuse to walk again because of that. A good writer masters the skill by writing, rewriting and writing again.
We know failure has a way of getting to you. You’d probably just believe that this is the kind of person you are – a failure and there’s little or nothing you can do to get better. It is not true.
Not getting it right the first, third or tenth time doesn’t mean you are weak or not good enough. Failure is a critical step in learning what works and what does not. Take note of that.
See failure as the adult version of falling down through lack of experience, practice, or knowledge – all of which you are on your way to acquiring. If you could have walked from birth, you would have defied the laws of human development. Same as being a writer, if you could write the wittiest and most intriguing stories at first trial, you would have no need to grow and most likely you would not appreciate the skill you have.
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Thank you great post. You always sort me out on the writing front. Many thanks regards Bella