When I graduated from High School, I knew what my dream-real job was. Writing Children's books. I did three writing classes. One from Writer's Digest. The others from Institute of Children's Literature. It was hard. Once done, I had 3 degrees of writing.
Writing Children's stories was hard. I knew what I needed. Character, plot, the end. The first, middle and End.
Once I got my stories done, I sent them to right publishing houses. In the mail, my stories were REJECTED. First letter got me sad. But I tried again. When a writer is rejected over and over, you're still a writer. You still have to put your stories better.
Sometimes there's the evil for the writer. WRITER'S BLOCK.
You can't write anything. You're brain is playing the PONG game. Writer's can't think what the hell to write. I always remember. Be calm, hear what kids say, walk around for the next story to pop into yourself. You won PONG.
Yet, writing so much got me rejected too much. I didn't care. Keep writing. I tried but my stories were crap. I read the new children's books. How the stories had the First, middle/the plot, and how it ends. I was like, "I can write a story like that. But I was Rejected. I stopped.
I saw my computer not on anymore. It was now a dusty crap computer. Still I think, should I write or not? Kept thinking, nope.
So what do you think? If you did something great then stopped after so long. Try again?