I don't remember when I became a member here, but it should be a couple of years ago. I prominently write paranormal romance, YA, and Fantasy. I wrote my first novel in 2008 when I didn't know how to do it. I sent a manuscript to an editor who painted every page I sent her red because I didn't even know what a POV was. But gladly, the agent like my story so she kept working with me to see what the heck was going on. I did learn a lot, and from then I wrote another 3 books. My agent passed away in 2016, and currently, I'm struggling to trust my voices.
I'm self-editing a book right now, and it's a daunting task. A lot of time, I feel like I want to give up and go open a cafe or something. But I do love my stories and the world I've created for them. I don't know if any of you have gone through a phase where you feel like you don't have enough time or resource to do whatever you want to do to push your dreams forward. I feel like that a lot lately, so I'm coming here to find inspiration and motivation. Perhaps someone who was in my place once made it and can give me a hint.