I truly don’t think so. I don’t know how old you are. I’m 26 years old. I used to think that it was too late for me to be successful and this was at age 23. The internet has a funny way of tricking you into thinking that everyone is more successful than you are. Some people break out when they’re young. For others, it takes more sweat and toil. That doesn’t mean their work is of lesser value.
I handwrite about 90% of my essays. I have a hard time just sitting in front of a screen. I’ve spent more time writing my thoughts and ideas with pen and paper than not. When I type essays, I always feel like I forgot something important, as if my mind doesn’t make as crisp of a connection. Even if I don’t write the entire essay by hand, I always outline and always do that by hand. Nothing else makes sense.
I felt terrible during the day, but I could come home and collect my thoughts. Writing is what saved me.
"And now?" she asked.
If your day is so terrible that it bleeds into every other moment, you must eradicate that plague. Sometimes it is complete. Sometimes you have to put it away in a thick box. When you finally let go, the throwing away will be more like a sledgehammer to the past.