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Get used to living with recurring, crippling doubt…Paul McVeigh QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

sea-2312623_640…get used to rejection. It happens to us all. I know writers who got rejected even after 4 or 5 novels already published.

You will also have to get used to living with recurring, crippling doubt. Develop ways of ignoring it, side-stepping it, reasoning with it… whatever works for you, but don’t let it make you stop. I find taking the pressure off helps – ‘I’m only doing this for myself, no-one will ever see it’.
Paul McVeigh

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15 comments on “Get used to living with recurring, crippling doubt…Paul McVeigh QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Mira Prabhu
    January 21, 2018

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    I honestly don’t suffer from this crippling doubt that many writers and artists claim they do, but this is perhaps because I focus on writing spiritual fiction and feel the awesome support of all my teachers….read on….

  2. Darlene
    January 21, 2018

    A great quote and oh so true!

  3. The Story Reading Ape
    January 21, 2018
  4. ann perrin
    January 21, 2018

    Got a huge file of rejections going back to
    the 80s, two with pencilled note from my late mum saying (they will be sorry’)
    Someone at Penguiin actually read one manuscript and gave some detailed advice! Those were the days!
    Earn in a living with two children to support was my priority. But the story in question did get turned into a play much later and was performed at The Young Vic when I was about 40.
    No not successful writer but that has never ever stopped me writing! x

    • bridget whelan
      January 22, 2018

      Not giving up is probably the best definition of a writer not success, not book sales, but sticking with it against the odds, refusing to be beaten by the blank page or a pile of rejection slips.

  5. Jennie
    January 21, 2018

    Well said!

  6. John W. Howell
    January 21, 2018

    Crippling doubt. My best buddy. Sits with me through thick and thin. Thanks, Bridget.

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