⭐️ Day 22 Prompt: What Is The Most Frustrating Thing About Being A Writer? ⭐️

It’s Day 21 of #AuthorAugust22, a prompt series by @mariahankenman!

It’s only 11:10am and I’m already exhausted. How about that? I just made a nice cup of coffee after sweating my butt off cleaning my SUV out. Why? Because I’m picking up a new car tomorrow that I bought online through Carvana last week. I would have done it over the weekend but the monsoon storms were not having it.

Why am I drinking hot, black coffee after sweating from cleaning the car out? Your guess is as good as mine.

Anyways, let’s get to today’s prompt.

I can joke and say it’s “writing”, but I would be lying. The most frustrating thing about being a writer is feeling like you’ll never be good enough for “breaking into publishing”. It’s a common enough feeling that the self-publishing world has seen a drastic boost in recent years. With chains like Barnes & Noble making it more difficult for new authors to be discovered, the harder the blow is to my confidence as a writer.

It was my dream to one day have my book in B&N locations. In an odd way, I sorta had that dream come true. But it was extremely short-lived. Only a few weeks after Over The Creek was being sold in several B&N locations, the book was pulled.

I could go on a rant about Barnes & Noble and the publishing industry right now, but not here. Follow me on my blog for more about that junk.

So…yeah…we need more independent bookstores. It’s one reason out of many why I hope to one day do just that – open an indie bookstore that is meant for everyone, regardless if it’s on a bestseller list or not.

What is the most frustrating thing about being a writer to you?