ME: I'm going through a major case of the I suck... (Insert a couple paragraphs of nonsensical wining about goals not being met by self-imposed deadline that I won't bore you blog readers with).
So when I sit down to write I just chug right along. But, now, because I'm chugging right along, I feel like the words are coming too easy, so that must mean it stinks. I know it's stupid and I should tell these voices to go away, but it's hard.
WONDERFUL CRITIQUE PARTNER: No, no, no! You don't suck. You really don't. (Insert three paragraphs of reason, common sense, and writerly wisdom)
Honestly--don't beat yourself up. Let the words come easily; they're most natural when they do. And being genuine will put your draft so much closer to completion.
Stay tuned for reason #948 why critique partners are wonderful. Have a great weekend!