What happens when writing does not meet your expectations?
There are many ways we can approach the answer to that question. It is a matter of individual experience, and whatever your expectations are as a writer. At one point or another we will ask that question to ourselves, to the writer inside, and we may or may not like the answer. Or maybe, we might not have an answer at all – at least yet.
Sometimes, you will work hard, and harder, but the results and rewards just don’t show up in a pretty package. What then? Do you beat yourself up? Do you get discouraged and stop writing? Do you take a break to clear your mind and find a new path? Do you just ignore your feelings and keep writing anyway? Maybe, you will think of another approach to your writing.
Whatever your answer, it is one that you must deal with to be able to find your way as a writer – I am still figuring that one. If writing is your passion, keep at it. If you have to try different approaches, then try them. If you need to take a break and clear your mind, then do so. Do what you have to do, and what you need to do to find your writing path. For some it will take longer than others. Look at the different life stories of best-selling authors. For some it happened fast, while others took years figuring out that they belonged writing.
I guess my point is, a true writer finds a path.