Solution to Writing Obstacle No. 46:
“I get lonely writing all by myself.”
Writing can feel like the loneliest act in the world.
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Finally, the feeling of loneliness passes the more experience you have with writing. Your focus improves and you find the lack of interruption a godsend.
Solution to Writing Obstacle No. 46, in addition to the emotional obstacles listed on page 31 of Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (University of Chicago Press, 2019).