NANOWRIMO was last month, and I can say with 100% certainty that some of us weren't satisfied with our performance. I struggled with being sick, children being sick, a very frustrating election, and more than one little emergencey during the month of Novemeber. I'm actually surprised by how many people were so severely upset by the election. Usually I feel like I'm the only one getting upset over politics. But I digress, I try not to talk politics on my blog.
With all the craziness in Novemeber I was debating on writing a blog saying it was okay to quit if it became too much.
It's not okay. It's never okay to just give up. Now realizing someithing was a bad decision is different than not following a passion or going after a dream. I would never encourage someone to throw good time after bad. By any means get yourself out of a bad decision or bad path ASAP, and don't feel bad about it or feel regret over the decision, that's called learning.
If you are moderatley intelligent, and an artist, you are going to be even more critical of your work. This is worse for those of us who have horrible internal doubt. Yeah, my first drafts suck, but I need to get over that and move on to make it shine. It's hard. It's a hard, hard, thing. But it's possible. The only people that make it are the ones that keep trying. It doesn't matter if your stuff is craptastic right now. Guess what? If you keep working on it, it will get there.
What is the toughest thing you feel you've had to overcome to follow your passion?