Firstly, WELCOME anyone stopping by as part of the insecure writer’s group! (and anybody stopping by for any other reason). It’s first Wednesday, when we share our insecurities or offer up wisdom to cope with said issues. So be sure to stop and visit some OTHERinsecure writers today, too!
As for me…
I am in that wonky bipolar phase of getting feedback. I’m up, I’m way down, I’m up again… Can I address this? I’m not up to it. OHMYGOSH THIS IS FABULOUS!
And what I’ve come to that might help some of YOU is this… when you are feeling DOWN because the feedback points out something HARD to cope with, keep the faith. It IS hard… but it is what makes the work better. Pushing yourself to fix something that either you breezed past too quickly or maybe just weren’t up to doing the first time… LEARNING to do it right on the rewrite…
This is GROWTH friends!
And this process of pulling and pushing us to help us grow is GOOD! They just should maybe call us taffy. *shifty *
Someone reminded me of a Neil Gaiman Quote yesterday: When someone tells you something is wrong in your writing, they are usually right. When someone tells you exactly how to fix it, they are usually wrong.