Brainweasels and Alone Time
Some of the emotionally difficult aspects of writing as a profession.
A reader asks:
How do you manage the brainweasels when you're spending so much time doing creative work, and so much of it is spent alone?
“Brainweasels”—along with “doubtroaches”—is a very apt term I’ve often seen used to refer to the self-doubt writers and other creatives seem prone to.
It can be really hard to maintain self-confidence when chipping away…