Some days you feel like you can't win for losing. Your crit partner doesn't "get" what you're trying to write, a new critique partner brings up a new aspect of your work you hadn't considered before, maybe you get a bad review. Whatever the reason, we all have days where we question our abilities. That can be a good thing, as long as we continue striving to improve. It can also be bad, if we allow those "doubt weasels" to cripple us.
On those days, I try to make myself feel better by looking at some of the nice emails/comments/reviews I've received (and yes, I save them! Some of them are too wonderful not to.) Just knowing someone likes your work can be enough to keep you going.
On that score, I'd like to recommend an awesome writing blog by Harlequin Presents author Maisey Yates. She writes amazing craft posts, and she also discusses the things that challenge her. I always head there when I'm in need of a reality check. You can visit Maisey's site HERE.
What do you do when you're having a rough day, writing wise or otherwise?
Before I go, I'd like to send big hugs to the people affected by this week's deadly storms. You're in our thoughts.
I'll leave this lovely friend of mine to provide you with a little sexy Friday inspiration...