Wednesday, November 7, 2012
IWSG - Wednesday
You ever wonder if the reason why writers are so insecure is because we have to take so much criticism? In the world of fiction where tastes and preferences are so completely subjective, why should we really take anything to heart? As we all know, what works for one, can make another wanna puke their guts up. And the variety of stories and films already out their are a perfect example of how diverse people truly are.
So maybe we should try to remember that a little better while we're reading a rejection or bad review. That's not to be used as an excuse for learning the most we can about craft, but more as a comfort that as long as we are always striving to improve our craft, we will eventually succeed.
We never know when our next story will become the next bestseller. But we can believe, without a doubt, that if we keep trying our hardest, we will get pretty darn close.
If you're NaNo-ing this month, I"m sending some positive creative waves your way. Or if you're like me, and just kicking down the cobblestones, feeling groovy, then cheers to that! It's the month to be thankful and I'm so thankful for all of you who take the time to read, comment, and share this journey with me.
What's happening with you? Any news to share? Want to join IWSG? Click on pic above to get to HDQ for more deets.