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…

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