I give this piece of advice to everyone who reads this article: Stop thinking about success and make it happen. One of the hardest things about being a writer is realizing that not everyone is going to immediately love reading your work. It takes time. But if you truly love what you’re writing about, that love will shine through and when that love shows in your work, that’s what people love to read. Even the most technically gifted writers will fail if they don’t love what they’re doing.
via Stop Thinking About Success and Make It Happen.
This is the comment I left on that post.
The hardest thing about writing for me has always been to sit down, and think anyone would actually want to read anything I have written. They say, write to your audience. That doesn’t work for me. If I think about the people who might read my work I stop and second guess and rethink everything and soon self doubt finishes me for the day. I start spinning my wheels doing stuff that doesn’t really matter.
What do you feel is the hardest thing about being a writer? How do you deal with it (if you are managing to deal with it)?