There are some days when you just don’t want to be a writer, when the road is too tough, when your characters are misbehaving or not behaving at all! When you don’t think anyone in the world has bought your book, when you are so filled with self-doubt that you feel like finding a bathtub, a bottle of tequila and chewing your wrist off.
Writing is tough. It’s not for sissies. It’s hard to keep motivated, to keep believing, to keep the dream alive.
I saw this quote the other day and I think it’s utterly brilliant and encapsulates the writer’s life:
And then are days where you get a message like this from someone who has read your book and rescues you from the hole you’ve falling into…
‘Loving it was just a kiss, ‘melt-your-panties’ so funny and hot. Oh to write like you Joss.’ From Jennifer dellaRossi.
Or from my sister- another Jennifer!- who has just bought my Sexy Duo with Liz Fielding who posted this on Facebook.
‘Proud moment for me today,telling the cashier that Joss Wood is my sister congrats J this will take me back to when I used to read your short stories about hockey tours etc as a kid . Happy days.’
So, if you have a favourite author who you just adore and you think is wonderful, drop them a line, write a review, tell them that their time spent putting black letters onto a white screen is worth it.
You might just save them from a tequila bottle and gnawed on wrists!