Going to conferences like the one held at Winchester annually and always coming away feeling invigorated, justified in what you’re doing, having enjoyed the company and picking up loads of new tips. The Bookfair is a joy to rummage through too - I always come back with a volume or two.
How can producing stories not be a positive thing? With so many horrors usually man made going on in the world, coming up with tales to entertain has to be something on the credit side for humanity.
When you send work out for review and nobody seems to get the “point”.
Not being able to go a good writing conference due to clashes with other priorities and knowing you will be missing out on a good time!
Stories not being able to cancel out all the horrors going on in the world. If more people wrote and read, there would have to be less time for war, brutality etc etc.
Suppression of free speech. The fact writers, particularly journalists, are always the first target of any dictatorial regime.
The publishing industry being dreadfully slow!