Hello! This is the latest in a series about common writing anxieties — because I want people to worry less and enjoy writing more! I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while, because it comes up a lot.
If you’re a writer, it’s easy to feel like everyone can write faster than you.
Your friend may have hit his 50,000 word goal on Nov. 20 during National Novel Writing Month, while you barely made it to 20,000 and gave up…just like you did the year before and the year before that.
In your Facebook writing group, you may know a writer who self-publishes a novel every six months…or every month.
You may come across the first draft of your work in progress…dated four years ago.
Things like this can make you ask yourself, “How can I write faster?” “How do I know if I’m creative?” “What if I’m not cut out for writing?”
Let’s look at this from a few different angles.