Last month Shrinking Violets did a post called For Those We Lose Along The Way, dealing with authors who have become demoralized even after publication and thrown in the towel. It was followed by many comments.
As a general rule, I'm not all that interested in getting together with others to dish about woe. I'm more a look for a positive moment to live in and get on with it type of person. But, you know, that was good. Damn good.
Link from Cynsations.