In my short career (if it can be called that) as a writer, I've already learnt that writing is full of ups and downs.
Down: Getting my first 'form' rejection letter for a short story I submitted to a Scifi magazine.
Up: My first paid story will be appearing on In fabula-divino on the 1st of November.
Down: Having to waiting until the 1st of November for my first paid story to appear on In fabula-divino.
Up: I've started work on my first long story.
Down: Realizing that if I don't start writing faster I will take a decade to write my first long story.
In the end the ups are great, the downs are not, but it's good to be on the ride.
A bit like life.