Sunday, April 21, 2024

Struggles of a Writer

by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

I’m not sure where your mind is in regard to your writing at this point in the year, but I know many writers around me are struggling with the good enoughs. I know, that’s not a real word—but it sure is a real issue. I’ve heard too many times lately—I’m not good enough, I don’t know if I should be writing or who do I think I am calling myself a writer? I’m not excluding myself from this problem, either. Those words have flashed through my mind on occasion. 

Writer friends, that’s exactly where the enemy would have us, too. Self-doubt. It must be one of his favorite darts to throw at writers. 

When this happens, and it will, we need to remember that God was the one who called us to write. He knew our capabilities and chose us to be His personal scribes. On our own, we aren’t good enough. But He didn’t throw us into writing and expect us to do it alone. He’s there walking beside us. Or for some of us—pulling us forward. Where we’re weak, he’ll bring help to us. We have writing friends, writing groups, craft books and conferences to take our weaknesses and make them our strengths. Accept the help. Don’t flounder hidden at home. 

If you’re a writer further along in the writing process, reach back and help someone behind you. At some point in your writing journey, there was someone or several who reached back to you. 

If this is you at the present time, first reach out to the One who gifted you with this talent and called you to this endeavor. Let him know your struggles and allow Him to direct you to your next step. Be receptive to the assistance and guidance He sends your way. He has confidence in you—you were chosen for this task of sharing His gospel through your stories. Therefore have confidence in yourself as well. 

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV


Tammy Karasek uses humor and wit to bring joy and hope to every aspect in life. Her past, filled with bullying and criticism from family, drives her passion to encourage and inspire others and give them The Reason to smile. She’s gone from down and defeated to living a “Tickled Pink” life as she believes there’s always a giggle wanting to come out! A writer of Romance—with a splash of sass. She’s also The Launch Team Geek helping authors launch their books and also a Virtual Assistant for several best-selling authors. Don't miss her recent book, LAUNCH THAT BOOK, just released in November. 

Her work was also published in a Divine Moments Compilation Book—Cool-inary Moments. She’s also the Social Media Manager for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Founding President and current Vice-President of ACFW Upstate SC, and Founding President of Word Weavers Upstate SC. She’s a writing team member for The Write Conversation Blog, Novel Academy, MBT Monday Devotions, The Write Editing and more. Connect with Tammy at HTTPS://WWW.TAMMYKARASEK.COM.


  1. Amen and amen. Thanks, Tammy.

  2. Sorry. I will pray you are able to shake that from your mind and soon.

  3. My #1 problem, Tammy!