The thing is, there is endless advice on what to do with haters from a professional standpoint (I will soon voice my own thoughts on the subject), but there’s a person behind every writer’s mask. And that person needs help and guidance, too!
So, the time has come. You get a notification for your posted fanfic/short story/novel and you go to check out the review only to find out that it’s — gasp —negative?! That weird whirlwind of anger, shame, and indignation you’re feeling right now is one that we’ve all felt at one point or another. Whether it was from a particularly harsh critiquing group or an online anonymous 123username reader, it cuts deep. So, what do you do?
Accepting that you have writer burnout can be difficult. It’s not so much identifying our feelings, it’s more about actually facing the fact that we have writer burnout itself. After all, we’re writers at our core.
For any kind of writer, “writer’s block” could very well be two of the most dreaded words. It means glaring at the screen, jabbing at the keyboard, and ripping your hair out amongst other things. It often comes when we can least afford it, and sometimes it can stay days or weeks or even months at a time. So, what do you do? Keep reading to find out!
Professional writers, just like all other business people, have bad days. Did you ever stop to think about what it is that is causing the bad day? That maybe you might be blocked? Or, perhaps you’re just being lazy? Writer problems are a thing, after all. Here's what you should know.