Friday, April 1, 2011

Why Critique Partners Are Wonderful Reason #947

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.
Any advice?

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!

1 comment:

  1. It's true - the easier the words come, the more natural it will read. And it's better to be writing ANYTHING than not writing at all. You can always go back and fix things. Just keep moving forward :).