It's kind of both.
If you're a writer then I am sure you know, it's a hard knock life. One filled with rejection and self-doubt and long periods of waiting and hoping.
The thing is...I'm an optimist!
Which is good, I don't stay discouraged for long. I'm not religious, but I believe in the universe so when I get turned down again or something doesn't go right again, well it just wasn't meant to be.... Right? Right.
It's a good thing to be in this career.
That's not to say I'm NEVER discouraged, cause I am. But not so much when I get turned down as when my own doubts get to me,
Sometimes I hate that I'm an optimist, because even when I want to mope and be sad and a little upset and discouraged about something... I can't. I mean, it's a good problem to have but, at the same time, it sucks.
I get rejected and all is well after a few hours(usually less), I move on because it's not meant to be. But sometimes you just want to mope, you know?
Then I'm halfway through editing and find a plot hole and I completely suck and all my writing is horrible and I don't leave my bed the rest of the day and the next... It's a hard knock life, bruh.
Unless you're Batman
So, I'm an optimist and hate it. Leave your writing confessions in the comments below and tell me, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Or a little of both, maybe?