Thursday, November 20, 2008



In a writing sense. Duh.

It happens from time to time, and then you have a choice: get busy living, or get busy dying.

By which I mean: deny and/or make excuses for the negative reactions you receive and get pissed/hurt that people can be ... not kind... Or take a deep breath, listen carefully to criticism to sift out the useful notes (I promise, though it may not seem like it, there are always useful notes) ... and try really, really, really, really, really hard to let it go and move on. Really hard.

Because it's what professional writers do. And if we can do that now, hopefully it will be easier when we're getting paid and inevitably receive notes like, "I just wish it was more special" and "Come on, you can do better."

Did I mention really hard?

1 comment:

Emily Blake said...

Yep. It sucks. But the rewrite will make everything better and then it won't suck.