First, I managed to upload a picture last night. I took a lot of snapshots, but my eyes were still tired and puffy in most of them. I'm starting to think maybe I ought to give up writing once or twice a week and head to bed at a normal time. So, as a last ditch effort to capture something publishable, I hid my problem area and whaddya know, I'm much happier with the result. hahaha.
Today I'm going to blather on about confidence, or my lack thereof. I think to some degree we all suffer from this. We think privately that what we've written in 'pretty good' but there is still a fair bit of apprehension when we share our work with anyone else. Will they like it? What will they say?
I don't share my writing until I'm satisfied with it. I'm working on it though. I'm missing out on valuable feedback that could save me the hassle of editing simple flaws later. This blog certainly helps as I try not to spend a ton of time writing and rewriting it.
My real confidence downfall, though, shows in little ways. I just assume that I'm the only one that struggles with my writing. For some reason I think everyone else is more talented, more inspired, more with the program than I am. I have an image of you all sitting down to work and voila - instant masterpiece. Me? Not so much.
I see the flaws in my own writing a mile away. They flash off the page like strobe lights in a dance club. But flaws have to be pretty glaring in your work for me to catch them.
My instincts are good, though. I usually agree verbatim with what the Shark says or the Evil Editor. The difference is they can tell you why it doesn't work, I am left with a vague feeling of, "this isn't quite right here". I need to work on my critiquing vocabulary apparently. I found another one recently, but it'll be awhile before I can participate here
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