Miss a deadline because you underestimated how long a project would take.
Miss a deadline because of a family emergency or your own illness.
Ask for not one, not two, not three, but four deadline extensions.
Have a manuscript declared unacceptable.
Cancel a contract and return your advance money
Feel hurt by an editor’s harsh words.
Experience a major printing error.
Hate your book cover.
Hate the book title the publisher selected.
Have your name misspelled on the cover or inside the book.
Be kicked to the curb by your publisher despite your incredible relationship with the publisher’s team.
Suppress envy and puzzlement over others’ success.
Watch other authors rise while you toil to the tune of rejections.
Become an “overnight sensation” after writing for twenty years.
Feel supported by your editor and marketing team.
Be slandered because of your fame.
Be criticized in public as a poor writer despite making every bestseller list.
Learn how to be a gracious winner.
Feel overworked and underappreciated.
Love your career despite every trial and teardrop.