My daughter was ready to quit basketball this summer. She had it in her mind that she wasn't very good and wouldn't make the top team. So one night my husband took her outside and spent some time showing her how to shoot and dribble with her head up. Her gave her encouragement and told her she was doing well, which made her want to try even more.
For the next few nights, she went outside by herself and practiced for a couple of hours.
There have been more times than I'd like to admit where I've thought about quitting this whole writing thing. Yesterday being one of them. I kept thinking why am I doing this if I'm not getting any better? Is this really worth it? Yes, I was having one of those days and all it took was one little comment of encouragement to make me realize that I was being stupid. I love to write. I love to create stories. They may not be perfect - yet, but I still love that feeling when a sentence comes together. Sometimes I forget and I have a day like yesterday.
I wish I could bottle that feeling up and drink whenever I'm feeling low. I'm sure I could make a fortune off that.
How about you? What gets you out of your 'I don't want to write anymore' moments or am I only one who has those?