Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Making a Muck Of It
Have you heard the saying we rise to our lowest level of incompetence? It means in regular jobs that we keep getting promoted until we reach a job we really can't do all that well and then there we stay, no longer proving we deserve promotion, so we are stuck in the job we are bad at...
I feel a lot like I've somewhat mastered writing a pretty good story, and I am pretty decent at getting an edit done, and so I am forever doomed trying to get the darned things OUT THERE. I suck at the query or the framing and promotion for self publishing, or any of these other things that are supposedly necessary, so here I am stuck with this stuff I HATE.
Then again I am facing a rewrite for the Amazon Contest right now and I am not even quite convinced anymore I can write a book...
But I AM making progress (FINALLY) on getting the later books of A Shot in the Light up and out, so that is something.
How about you? Have you hit your lowest level of incompetence? What is it? What do you do to master it?
And if any of you are interested in being supportive reader friends as a resolution next year, I encourage you to look at my LAST post. I'd love you to join!
Now go see some MORE insecure people.