Do you know how to tell if you're going in the right direction? It's all up hill.
Do you ever feel like that? That you slide back two or three steps for every step you take. I do. All the time. I feel that way in my writing. For every acceptance I receive, I get at least two rejections.
I feel that way in my relationships with family and friends: for every positive thing I do, I manage to stick my foot in my mouth or do something unkind or hurtful twice over. It's discouraging. When am I going to get it right?
And so I keep trudging, putting one foot in front of the other, hoping that the steps I've taken haven't been in vain, that they are making progress, even when I can't see it.
This I know for sure: going up hill is hard work, but once you get there, the view is spectacular.