Sometimes when I write, I feel like I’m getting nowhere, or worse, moving backwards. I can work for hours and hours and still not see anything better or feel any better about what I’ve been working on. How are we supposed to be optimistic about all of this? About all of the ups and downs of writing? Because we are artists. We are creative. And there are so many stories of people like us pushing through and succeeding. Of working their words into masterpieces. We have to believe that all of our nothing days will turn into something amazing.