I think I've come down with Isuckitis. What? You've never heard of it? Well, it's a nasty ailment that usually strikes most writers at some point during their careers . It can come at any time: during the first draft, during revisions, or when your crit partners are reading your chapters. And occasionally it has been known to flare up before a writer even types one word of a new project, causing said writer to abandon it in favor of seeking an alternative use of his/her time (Twitter, blog hopping, facebook - you get the picture).
So what are the symptoms?
* Thinking everything you write is complete crap even though yesterday it seemed brilliant.
* Staring endlessly at your monitor, watching that little cursor as it mocks you for not typing anything. You almost can hear it- YOU *blink* SUCK *blink* YOU *blink* SUCK
* Hating your work so much that you abandon it for weeks, telling yourself that you "need a little break."
* The inability to open your Word document.
* Have I mentioned that you think your work sucks to the millionth degree?
So.........does any of this sound familiar? Have you been struck with Isuckitis recently? If you have, please tell me how you got over it.