This is the sixth in a series of weekly tips regarding small changes you can make, one per week, to write better, write faster, and have more confidence about your writing.
Do the members of your family and your friends respect how seriously you take your writing? Do you have somebody who knows about writing with whom to talk about challenges that come up or celebrate your victories?
If not, it's time you found some support.
This is easier than it used to be. If there isn't a writing group around, you can turn to the internet and the many writing-related sites that have forums and other ways for members to connect.
I recommend joining the people who have signed up for an annual subscription to my MADs--Massive Action Days. Annual members have access to our chatroom 24/7 and there's a small group in the chatroom every day, working on their own projects and also ready to help or just chat with others working on writing projects. And ten times a year you can focus on your writing on our Massive Action Days and get the surpport of 100 or more of your peers. You can get more information here:
Wherever you find your new friends, stay in touch and make sure you don't contact them only on days you are feeling discouraged. Celebrating victories together is important, too, and not just the big ones like publishing a book. You can also congratulate each other on hittting the smaller milestones that go with every big project.
(You can also get friendly support in print form, from having the idea right through to publication, via my book, "Your Writing Coach," published by Nicholas Brealey and available from all good booksellers and a few bad ones as well.)