Try Not To Suck

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So I’ve taken up Candy Haven’s challenge and am participating in her new Write Workshop (this is free to anyone who wants to participate! Check out her website for more information!). Yesterday, the challenge was 11 pages of revision (I’m doing the revision instead of new words since I need to finish revising PHOENIX). I’m proud to say I got 40 pages of revision in yesterday. So I banked some pages in the process! YAY!

My goal was to polish up the first three chapters. After I got all the edits done, I printed them and read through them. Just want to make sure there aren’t any glaring errors. You know, sometimes I read through my pages and I think how sucky it is. And then sometimes I read through them and I think how brilliant I was. But for the most part, I tell myself to try not to suck. And I find it to be very difficult NOT to suck. Because sucking is so much easier than trying to be good. It’s the Lazy Writer Way out, isn’t it? You know it sucks but you’re too lazy to do anything about it.

And I use “you” collectively here. I do it too. I’m so guilty of that sometimes. I know some of my previous work could be a thousand and one times better but I was Lazy Writer at the time instead of Trying Not To Suck Writer.

Is it just me? Or does everyone go through that?

Ah well. I can’t wait to see what Candy’s challenge is today! WOO!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.