This week, I heard a quote, attributed to a college basketball coach, though I'm not sure it was original to him. But it really got me to thinking.
Here's the quote:
"Adversity doesn't build character. Adversity reveals character."
And I think it is true. When put under pressure by adversity, what's inside will come out.
Writers have plenty of chances for their character to be revealed. Rejection, edits, waiting, doubt, bad reviews, deadlines. And the list goes on.
The question is: How are you doing with writer-adversity? Have you had some setbacks? Has it revealed anything to you about your character?