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Being a writer and studying via distance learning are both very solitary endeavours. You have to push yourself to keep moving, have discipline to do the work instead of anything else, and at times it can feel lonely and isolating.
But we don't have to be alone. There is a whole world out there, full of people doing the same thing that you are and probably having the same worries and insecurities about it. You just have to take the time to go out into this wonderful blogosphere, and it won't take long to find them.
If you're reading this, the chances are you're probably a part of one of these communities already, and it's vital to your survival to make contact with others and share in each others pain.
More than a few times I've had my doubts, I've nearly quit, but so many of you have offered the words of encouragement to carry on and here I still am, plugging away.
Don't be alone, reach out to others and together we'll make a success of ourselves, and help others along on their way too.