Words from the wise once again, Jeff VanderMeer on writerly despair:
Despair is a companion who keeps coming back to you no matter how far you’ve traveled along the path toward a sustainable Booklife. Things go wrong. What you have visualized does not come to pass. That opportunity you thought you had turns to dust. This is most difficult for beginning writers.
The rest lives here http://booklifenow.com/2009/11/writer-despair-for-a-cheery-monday/#more-126 – read it and despair no more … or less … or something.
And this morning I finished reading Finch. I am still percolating it, but will blog-it soon.