YES! If it's any comfort, I've heard the same thing said of J.K. Rowling's writing. We just keep plugging away, and we will improve.
Thanks Jenn! That is certainly comforting :-)
Yes, I honestly feel that often even when I read back through my WIP. I just keep telling myself that like any other skill/talent/craft, it's with lots and lots of practice that I'm going to get better and that it's not going to happen overnight. I tell myself that and then I pray a lot of divine help to improve, lol.
Oh yeah, I too ask for divine intervention! It can be really hard to have all the elements together to make it a good (no, excellent) piece!Thanks Leslie!
Yes, yes, and YES! =P This is part of the reason why I never feel done editing...not that I feel this way about all of my writing, of course...but every once in a while I'll read something (already published) and wish I could go back and change it.I wonder, does this stop happening with growth as a writer...or is it just part of being a writer?BTW, E.D., I have a Kreativ Blogger Award for you on my blog:ShannonTaylorHodnett.comHope you enjoy! =)xoxox, Shannon <3
Good point - that is probably why I have been editing for a year and a half....Thanks for the award - I have been away but will certainly collect :-)
Don't go there is the best I can suggest. Yes, I have those feelings everyday but mostly because of my lack of confidence. Someday you can go back to that genre perhaps and give it another whirl.
I know, but it is so hard, isn't it? Thanks for your support!
I think most of us can relate to that! I too read some of my earlier work and cringed down in my chair as I was reading! Just don't go there... Take comfort that that was then and you are a much better writer now - you must be if the old stuff made you feel bad.
Hi E.D,When I was younger, I was a sport journalist for a monthly magazine. Every time I had to submit an article, I was asking myself: "Is it good ? Is it worth it ?" In short, I was doubting myself. One day, my collegue told me to stop fretting...if somebody is willing to publish your work, you have your answer. Sure you can always improve and do better. Maybe you will never be the next Sallinger or the next Balzac but is it important ? Maybe just to try to do your best at being yourself is already a reward.Now, when I reread myself I roll my eyes a lot. Is it about my writing or just because I've matured and gain some experience that make me see things differently ? So maybe we are not the best judge of our work...Luciehttp://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr/