Okay, I hope you've got your swimsuits on, cuz we're going in deep today. I've blogged about self-doubt before. I call it the pool of writing funk. I've been in and out of this scummy pool for a couple of years now. Sometimes while riding the roller coaster. So yeah.
I came to a conclusion a few weeks ago. See if you can follow along.
So we're writers, right? And we write. And we know it's not "good" when we write something. So we rewrite. And it's sort of better. And then we rewrite again. And send it out to betas and then gammas.
And we work work work, and it gets better every time.
But is it ever done?
But does that mean it's sucktacular?
So I came to the conclusion that just because something (my latest WiP) isn't DONE doesn't mean it isn't GOOD.
Does that make sense to anyone but me?
I guess what I'm trying to say is I've decided to stop beating myself up and wallowing in the pool of writing funk because something isn't DONE. Because it's never going to be done. Until it's done. And then it will be awesomesauce.
Right now, it's only...not sucktacular.
What do you think? Can something that's not done be good? Are you wallowing in self-doubt right now? Get out of the pool! Your skin's going to wrinkle.