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If I feel compelled to write fiction, then why does doing so make me depressed?
Immediately after I finish something I feel excited about sharing it, but then after I do I always feel let down. I typically get positive feedback, occasionally a suggestion or two, so my post-sharing depression seems excessive. I also freak out if I go too long without finishing something and I can’t stand to read anything I’ve written after someone else has read it.
I don’t think I could stop if I wanted to, although I might be able to convince myself not to share my work anymore. I just want to love what I do, not have “the worst hobby ever” as a friend puts it.
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