When Will I Get My Breakthrough? Making It Past “The Dip”

An older post but definitely worth the read if you haven’t seen it yet. It may take me a while but I read every post Kristen Lamb publishes. This one contains words of encouragement for all the writers out there. I’m in The Dip too, aka Editing Hell and needed to read this today.

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If you stick with writing long enough, you will make it to The Dip (thank you, Seth Godin). The Dip is that span of suck right before the big breakthrough. The Dip is a killer and it seems to go on and on and on, but The Dip serves a number of important purposes.

The Dip Weeds Out the Uncommitted

Writing is the best job in the world. I love what I do and, frankly it’s a huge reason I struggle with resting. My work rarely feels like work…unless I’m in The Dip, which I’m in now. We writers also call these “revisions.” I’ve read my new book so many times, I swear I could recite it from memory.

But there’s a missing comma. Oh, and where did that extra period come from? Wait, the subject and verb don’t agree in that sentence. Doesn’t that need a citation? All…

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