The title is pretty self explanatory, I suppose. I just want to know how all of you deal with discouragement. How do you get passed those times when you feel like your writing isn't good and it's like you aren't getting anywhere. This is not writer's block, I have a lot of ideas, but I don't feel motivated to write them anymore because I just don't feel like I'm getting any better. I'm so bogged down with different takes on what's "good" writing and what's "bad", I just don't know what kind of writer I am sometimes or what really is good writing. And it just pushes me away everytime I sit down to write something... I haven't seriously written anything in months now because every time I'm motivated to write, I just lose it after a paragraph or two. That and a couple of other reasons, but I've had a lot of time recently and I just can't bring myself to write because it all feels like crap :/ Any advice?