10 Lies The Writer’s Brain Uses To Cheerfully Kill Its Host


Self-depreciation. We can’t seem to get away from it. And with writers (AT LEAST THIS EMOTIONAL WRITER) the feeling of discouragement is common. (How many times must we listen to Shia LaBeouf tell us to go after our dreams??) Writers beat up on themselves for a multitude of reasons. Why? We don’t know. It’s that little voice in our heads telling us that we are not good enough and probably never will be. THESE ARE ALL LIES. We should be laughing and kicking them in the face. BUT WE USUALLY DON’T. And so our helpful brain cheerfully carries on, saying things like: 




We all have some writerly person that we look up to with admiration and maybe a bit of jealousy. (For me, this person would be my sister, Katie. She has always been my writing hero.) I cannot say this enough: EVERYONE WRITES DIFFERENTLY. Just like you will never have someone else’s body no matter how much you exercise, you will never write like somebody else (unless we’re talking straight-up plagiarizing.)

Nobody writes better or worse than the next person. There are ways to improve your own personal style, of course. But if your end goal is to write like the author you love most, then you’re never going to reach that goal – and you’re never going to love your own writing for the unique, beautiful thing that it is.


OF COURSE IT’S NOT. Because somebody already wrote that book, didn’t they? The dystopian with the special teenager and the oppressive government. ACTUALLY NO. IT IS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL. You know why? Because YOU – and only you – are the one who wrote it! No one on the face of this good earth has created a carbon copy of your thing (because that’s impossible…and #creepy.) Someone may have wrote a story with similar elements but it is not identical to yours. (Having an oppressing government subplot in your dystopian novel DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE NOT CREATIVE.) Your book is a snowflake, a thumbprint, a unique piece of art. NOW START ACTING LIKE IT.

I know from experience what it feels like to wade through the treacherous quicksand of a slow-moving plot. As a matter of fact, the book I am currently editing needs A LOT OF WORK in that department. But that’s the thing – I’M EDITING IT. Of course it needs a ton of revising and rewording and rewriting. (There is no lousy pace a red pen can’t fix. *distant evil laughter*) Don't worry if your book hates you for this. Because it probably will feel very dejected.



Remember how on the Oregon Trail* horses/oxen would trip on holes in the ground thoughtlessly burrowed by prairie dogs? Remember how sometimes these poor horses/oxen were injured beyond repair and had to be taken out back and shot? (Except there was no “out back” – there was just someone killing an innocent animal in front of their family. This got deep fast.) THAT’S WHAT YOUR BOOK IS LIKE. I am the horse/ox and your book is the prairie dog field. Lucky for you, editing = relocating dem prairie dogs and filling in dem holes. YES IT’S A LOT OF WORK. But so is climbing Mount Everest and look how many people have done that. (No, don’t look at how many people have died trying DON’T LOOK AT THAT LET’S STAY ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, SHALL WE??)

*everything i know about the oregon trail i learned on the oregon trail video games. THREE CHEERS FOR MY FABULOUS HOMESCHOOLED EDUCATION. 

Honestly, why is it not in the garbage already?? Or the paper shredder? YES I THINK THE PAPER SHREDDER WOULD BE MORE SATISFYING. Before I started writing this thing, the idea was BRILLIANT. But then 10,000 words into it I’m like “lol whut am i doing” and now I’m halfway into it and I HATE IT WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND NUCLEAR REACTORS and now I’m almost done with it and you know what? IT’S ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. Yeah. I can totally see this thing on the New York Times best-seller list. But then it comes time to edit and I’m just like “NOPE LOL THIS IS ABSOLUTE TRASH. LET'S DELETE IT."


Writers are emotional. WE POUR OUR HEARTS, SOULS, AND INNER ORGANS INTO OUR WORK. Our minds also change very quickly and schizophrenically on the topic of this “work.” Get someone else’s non-schizophrenic opinion on your book before you get out that paper shredder. Okay?

And this makes perfect sense because??? We know about publishers and how picky they can be. Like how Gone With The Wind received 38 rejections before it was published. Or how Lousia May Alcott was told by a publisher to “stick to teaching” but instead she was like “lol no I’m writing this book called Little Women.” And of course we can’t forget how J.K. Rowling was told “don’t quit your day job” as publishers rejected Harry Potter 12 times.

OBVIOUSLY PUBLISHING A BOOK ISN’T AS EASY AS BUTTERING A WAFFLE. It takes time and effort and blood and sweat and tears. But in the end is it worth it? I don’t know. Has anyone heard of those books I just mentioned??


LOOK AT IT JUST LOOK. That giant stack of paper spilling over with words. IT’S A HOT MESS. A chocolate chip waffle and Downton Abbey sounds MUCH more appealing than taking out a red pen and slaughtering some words. BESIDES DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO EDIT?? Probably not. You probably have to go to school for that kind of thing. Pay someone else to do it. What do you mean you don’t have any money?? OMG #LAZY.

The truth: YOU CAN AND WILL EDIT YOUR OWN BOOK. (I mean you don’t have to, because there are editors out there and stuff.) Editing isn’t as scary as it sounds. You don’t have to learn how to do anything – just pay attention. Cut out fluff, redundancies, typos, random stuff that slows down the plot, food descriptions (actually no – DON’T CUT OUT ANY FOOD DESCRIPTIONS. THOSE ARE CRUCIAL.) Edit to the best of your ability! Then give it to someone else to read.*

*while THIS torture occurs, you may eat that chocolate chip waffle and watch downton abbey.

Unless you’re, y’know, a journalist or something. Maybe if you write for a magazine or a newspaper you’ll make money off of that, but MAKING A LIVING TELLING STORIES? lol dream on, sir. I actually find this lie incredibly funny not only because IT’S DEAD WRONG but because every writer I’ve met seem to keep this thought idling on the back burner. (For those unfortunate times when our Christmas party aunt condescendingly asks, “So what do you do for work?? HMM?” and you don’t know how to tell her that you are in the process of disgracing your family name.)


Whether you have a full-time job, a part-time job, or no job at all, don’t let anyone convince you that writing books isn’t a job. YOU CAN AND WILL MAKE MONEY OFF THIS THING. You just have to keep at it. Don’t give up. Make the next thing. Love it. Then figure out how to sell it. 

Y’all know me by now. I’m that obnoxiously idealistic pro-multitalents pro-exploration person who will happily scream from the rooftops “EXPLORE! TRY EVERYTHING. MAKE MUSIC. MAKE PAINTINGS. MAKE BURRITOS.” This is how I think we should write. Yes, I’ve written nothing but contemporary fiction in my life. But that doesn’t mean I’m not plotting to write fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction in the future (hint: I TOTALLY AM.)

Maybe one day you write a book about a geeky teenager in the class of 2017 and the next day you write a book about fire-breathing dragons who scorch humans and attack medieval castles. THIS IS PERFECTLY OKAY. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.  

Is there anything more terrifying than the idea of self-publishing? Visions of sugar plums and cardboard boxes of your books rotting in your garage?? OR OR OR maybe an ebook that you can never get someone to download? CRYING YOURSELF TO SLEEP BECAUSE YOUR WRITING CAREER IS OVER AND TOMORROW YOU’RE GOING TO APPLY FOR A JOB AT CHIPOTLE???


Okay. Let me rephrase that question: is there anything more terrifying than the idea that society has created of self-publishing? NO. I TELL YOU THERE IS NOT. Of course the rotting-books-in-your-garage scenario is terrifying. But my fren, self-publishing is changing. (In fact now most people call it being an “indie author” – DOESN’T THAT SOUND SO CUTE.)

At the risk of sounding like an old lady (which I kind of am, not gonna lie) THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING. It’s this new-fangled way of connecting with people from all over the world – and more importantly collecting people from all over the world. MUAHAHA. YES. COLLECTING. Raking them up into a nice big pile and entertaining them with waffles and funny tweets, stealing their email addresses while they’re not looking* then: BOOM TADA HERE YOU GO PEOPLE LOOK WHAT I HAVE A NEW BOOK I JUST WROTE. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO READ IT. A following = a platform. You are basically your own little publishing house – only it’s the best kind of publishing house because IT ONLY PUBLISHES YOUR BOOKS. MUAHAHAHA.

*or…you know…ASKING NICELY. like i do. AHEM. 

Note: If you’re interested in the REAL idea of self-publishing (like I am) I highly recommending checking out The Self-Publishing Formula podcast by Mark Dawson and James Blatch. These dudes are incredibly knowledgeable on all things indie author and the fabulous people they interview always leave me inspired and pumped to publish my own books.

What lies to you tell yourself, writer fren?? Can you add to this list? Do you sometimes feel like your book is total trash? DO YOU WANT TO BURN IT WITH FIERY WRATH? Also let’s figure out which is better: waffles and Downton Abbey VS editing. 
(I think we all know there is only one right answer to this question.)

love,
abbiee


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  1. DUDE THIS IS SO #RELATABLE.

    So basically I tell myself these things like every day and I so needed this pep-talk, man. THANK YOU FOR THIS :)))

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    1. ASDFGHJKL YAY THANK YOU SO MUCH MS :''') eeep i'm so happy you can relate to this <3

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  2. Gah, this is so inspiring! Thanks, Abiee!

    I know, right??? Its like THE BEST authors had the hardest time getting published and constantly being told that their stuff was garbage when really IT WAS BRILLIANT!!! Which is soooo comforting!!!

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU KAYLA MARIE. <3 It's so true omg. The moral of this story is never trust the first person you ask and always get a second - er, one-hundred-and-second opinion. ;) MUAHAHA SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THIS POST GIRL <333

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  3. THESE ARE SO CRAZY RELATABLE OH MY GOSH!! But now I'm gad I'm not the only one LOL. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS POST!! <3

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    1. OMG NO YOU ARE MOST DEFINITELY NOT ALONE. :') *hugs you* gah thank you so much Abby!!

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  4. I NEEDED THIS SO MUCH TODAY AHH. I've been dealing with a lot of this recently - especially the plot holes, slowness, and writer jealously. but maan this is great. super encouraging AND hilarious! I loove the part about food descriptions xD and the Internet raking people like leaves! thanks so much for reminding me us writers are not alone in these silly lies and of how unique and special we are and how we can totally slay all this crazy writing business. <3 gonna go write now... :3

    andsowewillbethehopeful.blogspot.com

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THIS COMMENT LITERALLY JUST MADE MY DAY. :'''') THANK YOU SO MUCH ANDREA. *flails and hugs you* I'm seriously soo happy this post inspired you!! YES TO ALLL THE FOOD DESCRIPTIONS IN BOOKS. *nod nod* Especially if they are waffles we're describing... ;) THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH DEAR.

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  5. *whispers* *nervously glances around*

    were you like...uh..listening to my thoughts somehow or something

    *screams*

    THE WAFFLE QUEEN IS ALL KNOWING like gosh..wow

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    1. *bows ceremoniously* MUAHAHA WHY YES I WAS ACTUALLY INSIDE YOUR HEAD AND LISTENING TO YOUR THOUGHTS. and no of course there is nothing to be concerned about... >:D

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  6. Thank you for this pep talk--I've really needed it! (Especially the one about originality.) You're the best.

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    1. GAH THANK YOU EMILY. <3333 eeep that means so much to me I'm so happy you could resonate with this post. :')

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  7. This post = truthful amazingness.

    OBVIOUSLY PUBLISHING A BOOK ISN’T AS EASY AS BUTTERING A WAFFLE <---- Eeep, love that! <333

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU THANK YOU EMILY. <333 *flails about* love you dude :')

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  8. YES THIS IS TOTALLY TRUE. Every single one of of those things have either been planted in my head by someone else, or just thought of by myself.
    This post was fabulous, THANK YOU, WAFFLE FAIRY!! ♥♥

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    1. THE STRUGGLE IS SO REAL ISN'T IT?? omg. :') thank you SO MUCH MEGAN MY DEAR. <3 brb smiling my face off i'm so happy you liked this post!!

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  9. That first one is definitely the worst - pretty much any time I read a good book I get plagued with it. *sigh*
    w a f f l e s. WHY is this even a question. *shakes finger*

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. GOSH YES I KNOW THE FEELING TOO WELL. :''') here's a secret: I don't always practice what I preach. *hides face* WAH. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING ELLIE <3

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  10. Abbiee, like... can I scream over every one of your posts??

    Yes, comparison is soso damaging sometimes. Like I've never finished a novel and look at her! She's finished 3,4,... whatever the number is. THEY'RE ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS. And I'm just taking steps so tiny that I'm not even sure they're steps. AND HEY, THAT MAY BE TRUE. But that doesn't mean I won't get where they are. Because, after all, they were once where I am now too.

    AND BASICALLY YES TO THE FEELING LIKE EVERYTHING IS TRASH. Sometimes I even think about how stuff I haven't even written yet is GOING to be trash. << DAMAGING THOUGHTS. I've been trying not to do that, but it IS hard.

    (omg yes, doesn't indie author sound cute? ^_^)

    (and also, can I have a link to your NaNo profile, if you have one yet?)

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    1. EMILY I HAVE A SIMILAR QUESTION: CAN I SCREAM OVER EVERY ONE OF YOUR COMMENTS??? *flails and hugs you* wow omg yes comparison is such a nasty poisonous way of thinking. :( I NEED TO STOP. I NEED TO LOVE MYSELF AND MY WRITING EXACTLY AS IT IS. and you're so right -- improvement is inevitable. *nod nod*

      "Sometimes I even think about how stuff I haven't even written yet is GOING to be trash." <<< LOLOLOL EXACTLY OMG. THIS IS BEAUTIFULLY TRUE. :''') I know that feeling so well. aw sorry I'm not signing up on the NaNo site...I'm kind of just doing it for the challenge?? BASICALLY I AM A CRYPTIC LITTLE GHOST. but I'm definitely going to be blabbing all about NaNo on my blog so... be prepared. xD *hugs and waffles*

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    2. AWWW. <3

      Oh, okay, that makes sense. BUT I WILL STILL BE CHEERING YOU ON. :D

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    3. THANK YOU DEAR <3

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  11. Hey there,
    Being a writer is hard work sometimes. I feel like half of my mind is a cheerleading squad as the other half does the actual writing...

    "You can do it! You can do it! Just one step at a time."
    "Nope. Can't." *goes and hides* (Because someone the second half always has enough energy to do writing stuff and react negatively to everything the cheerleading squad says).

    One quote always encourages me, though: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau

    Funny you should mention the Oregon Trail videogame. I used to play that when I was younger. It was one of my favorites...till everyone started to die.

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    1. GOSH YES THAT IS SO TRUE ISN'T IT? Writing can be brutal and we definitely need all the encouragement we can get. :') ALSO I'M SEEING THESE TWO SIDES OF THE WRITER'S BRAIN LIKE A MOVIE OMG. It's so accurate though!! <3 wow yes. *nod nod*

      Oooh that quote feels really deep. I like it!! AND LOL YES OREGON TRAIL WASN'T THAT FUN? Except for when everyone died yes. :''') it sounds so mean but I would always pick a family with a bunch of kids because I knew most of them would die anyway hahahahahem. *shakes head in dismay*

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING DEAR. <3333

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  12. Wow. Just wow. This post is so good and so true! I needed this post -- thank you! <3

    Sophia xx

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH SOPHIA YOU ARE SO KIND :'')

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  13. Bless you dear Abbiee. Can you be the little voice in my head/angel that sits on my shoulder while I'm editing?? I really think this would be the best situation for everyone concerned. :p

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    1. GAH NO BLESS YOU :''') yes absolutely I would be honored to sit on your shoulder and tell you what a fabulous editor/writer you are!! <3

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  14. The writer's brain is EVIL I say, EVIL!!!

    #1 is literally the hardest ever. Can we all just have a moment of glaring at Kate for making the rest of us look bad with her perfection??? Because let's be honest she's everyone's writing goals.

    I feel like my book is way too slow in some parts, and then other times it's just way too fast and I'm like "um well that escalated quickly THIS IS AWKWARD." It kills me.

    I CALL MY BOOK TRASH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY I DO NOT THINK THAT IT IS HEALTHY. Burning it with a fiery wrath is considered constantly.

    I honestly love this post so much oh my gosh Abbie you are the queen forever. *flails* <3

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    1. YES OMG IT REALLY IS GRACE ANNE. :') I don't understand why us writers have to lie to ourselves so often...it's probably unhealthy? yes. definitely. xD AND YES I THINK KATE IS PROBABLY EVERYONE'S WRITING GOALS. <3 i feel so special and honored to live in the same house as her tbh.

      UGH YES THAT STRUGGLE IS REAL. Honestly I probably should have said something about stories being too fast as well because that's something I have problems with too omg :''') IT'S SO TORTUROUS TO WRITE FILLER WHERE I CANNOT THINKKKK OF ANYTHINNGGG. *FLAILS RIGHT BACK* omg thank you so much Grace Anne you fabulous waffle fairy <3333

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  15. ^^^^WHAT SHE SAID EXACTLY. Like I've always heard that illustration of the angel sitting on one shoulder and a NOT NICE THING ON THE OTHER and they're both whispering or something. ANYWAY. you could definitely be the sweet angel voice that speaks volumes of wisdom and positivity and good things.

    I loved this post so much, Abbie! SUPER ENCOURAGING. Like I have definitely thought at LEAST half of these so I'll just come back and read this post then. *nods* You literally had an answer for EVERY WRITER LIE EVER.
    thank you.

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    1. I COMMENT SO LATE!!!! #me like I had meant what olivia said with the ^^^^.
      BUT ACTUALLY GRACE ANNE IS RIGHT BECAUSE KATE IS LIKE WRITING GOALS SO.

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    2. "you could definitely be the sweet angel voice that speaks volumes of wisdom and positivity and good things." <<< OMG MY HEART :'''') THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAREST. I would be honored to cheer you on!! BRB COMING OVER TO MAKE YOU WAFFLES AND SIT ON YOUR SHOULDER. muahaha.

      ASDFGHJKL I'M A BLABBERING MESS OF HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THIS COMMENT IS SO PERFECT AND I CAN'T EVEN ANSWER IT. <3 hi. you're awesome. THANK YOUUUU :''')

      also yes Kate = such writing goals ♥

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  16. AAH, this was SO good, Abbie! A lot of the times I'll come up with a great new story idea, and then when the beginning insane excitement peters out, my brain goes 'THAT IDEA WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH. YOU WON'T HAVE ANYMORE GOOD IDEAS.' But I'm learning not to believe that quite so much so ... *shrugs* :D.

    ~ Savannah
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    1. EEEEP YAY SAVANNAH I AM SO HAPPY YOU COULD RELATE TO THIS POST <3 <3 <3 and oh my goodness yes I have had that same exactly thought process quite a few times. :') THE TORTURE. SUCH LIES. wahhh. thank you so much for reading, dear! *hugs and waffles*

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  17. *crying* *sobbing* *screaming* *deep breath* I HAVE BATTLED WITH ALL OF THESE. Especially #1, #2, #5, and #8. Oh, the pain. At least us writers can all suffer together, right? Misery loves company, as they say.

    Elisabeth @ Inkspelled Faery

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    1. *flailing* *attempting to stop flailing* *failing* THANK YOU SO MUCH EEEP I'M SO HAPPY YOU CAN RELATE TO THIS POST. <3 *hugs you and gives you waffles* omg the struggle is SO REAL. :'''') Such true words, Elisabeth.

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  18. *aggressively loves this post* SUCH GOOD POINTS AH AH AH YES YIS YUSSSSS. #ihavenowords I JUST REALLY LIKE YOUR BLOG, BTW. IT IS MUCH BEAUTIFUL. ALL THE INSPIRE. *hugs*

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    1. HANNAH YOU ARE SO KIND THANK YOU. <3333 omg no I AM THE ONE WITH NO WORDS. :''') this comment has made my day. *hugs you back and gives you all the waffles*

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  19. This was so good Abbie!!

    grace of golden halcyon

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    1. Thank you so much Grace!! :D

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  20. So so so so SO true!! These are thoughts that plague me every day as a writer, especially being not good as others and my book not being original enough. But I try not to listen to that part of my brain and instead I write on!! And you should too!
    ~Sara

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    1. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. :') I'm so happy you can relate to this post, Sara. I feel like if we didn't have a writer community WE WOULD ALL BE LOST IN DESPAIR. *hugs you* Thank you for the words of encouragement, dear. DITTO <333

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  21. I suppose one thing I tell myself is that writing is boring. I find myself thinking how boring it is just to sit down and write, like, who has time for that?? But it is an utter lie!!! Writing is so much fun and so rewarding and I have never regretted writing!

    Oh boy, do I ever think my book is trash. *shudders* I have to remind myself that it is a lie! And then I have to run away and never look back at it until I am braver. It is SO hard.

    Okay, NO. CONTEST. ANYTHING (weeell, almost) is better than editing. Editing is horrible!!!! Okay, fine. It isn't THAT bad, but iti stil pretty bad.

    Agh! I loved this post!!!! You are such an inspiration to me, Abbiee!! YOU ROCK!

    By the way, TAG! I tagged you for the Bloggers Recognition Award! Here is the link to my post and the rules and such:

    https://scribblingpencils.blogspot.com/2016/10/blogger-recognition-award-bloggiversary.html

    ~E

    scribblingpencil.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG YES WRITING IS SO EXCITING!!! If I had the time I would probably be writing 24/7 :') my mom often says that to me when she sees me writing for hours on end. She's like "isn't that so boring??" and I'm like "LOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME" because omg it's so much fun. <3333 YOU KNOW IT, BRO. EDITING IS HORRIBLE. It's a monster. SAAAVE MEEEE FROM IT'S VICIOUS CLAWWWWS.

      ASDFGHJKL WAHT I AM AN INSPIRATION TO YOU?? omg crying <333 dude that means sooososo much to me!! Oooh thank you for the tag! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE FABULOUS ESTHER. ;)

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  22. Oh mah goodness, I just found your blog (from twitter) and you are so hilarious wow
    i am totally subscribing
    also, this post is unfortunately very relatable

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    1. ASDFGHJKL BRB FLAILING <3 <3 <3 EEEEP I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE HERE, KRISSY. Thank you so much for subscribing!! *hugs and waffles*

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  23. Waffles is always the answer. I'VE LEARNED THIS LESSON WELL FROM HANGING AROUND YOU. Also omg how did I not realise you were going to self-publish?! Hahha, that's AWESOME tho. I mean, I really want to traditional publish and I actually get told to self-publish at least once a week...which is daunting because it's like noooo fren, I want to wait and get a 6 figure book deal. (HAHAH SHHH. I CAN DREAM.๐Ÿ˜‚) But I think anyone who self-publishes and goes the whole hog to make it professional and awesome is completely admirable. Because writing is hard let along marketing and all that. *gulps* ANYWAY, REASON #98593 ABBY IS AMAZING.

    Also the rest of these are so true and relatable. THIS POST IS MUCH WIN.

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    1. WOW MY LEGACY IS FULFILLED :''') Now you know the truth and it shall set you free. WAFFLES = ALL WE NEED. <3 oooh yes. and LOL SORRY BUT I'M GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW: YOU SHOULD SELF-PUBLISH!!! no joke I've heard of indie authors signing 7 figure book deals for just physical copies. NO JOKE. The market is changing sooooo much and I can just really see you being super amazing successful in it *nod nod* BUT HEY IT'S TOTALLY UP TO YOU DEAR. <3

      YOU ARE SO FABULOUS THANK YOU CAIT :'''') *dries tears and gives you waffles* I'm so happy you liked this post!! EEEEEP.

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  24. Ughhhh I pretty much want to burn everything I've ever written 24/7 and these are the reasons why. *sigh* It's so easy to get caught up in all this stuff and listen to the lies 'cause they seem more likely, and we forget that EVERYONE goes through this crap. I've been thinking especially about "making money with writing" and, y'know, totally forgetting that it's not impossible and there are so many ways to do it!

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    1. "Ughhhh I pretty much want to burn everything I've ever written 24/7 and these are the reasons why." <<< MY LIFE BASICALLY. :') you understand, Aimee. *hugs you and cries* ASDFGHJKL YES. YES TO EVERYTHING IN THAT COMMENT. *flails happily* YOU NAILED IT. <3 thank you so much for reading dude

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.