So today I received my first negative feedback on my writing, and I knew to expect it, and that it would be coming my way, but somehow that didn't soften the blow of hearing someone tell me (in not so many words, and also a lot more nicely) that it's not good. Truth be told, it really isn't good writing and I will have to work at it.
Anyhow it got me to thinking, why, after one little skerrick of constructive criticism does my mind go "GIVE IT UP! YOU'RE NO GOOD! STOP TRYING!" - yeah I'm really gonna need to get past that. I will eventually, most of my life I've given up on things that are too hard, if I'm brutally honest with myself (and I don't really like admitting that so try to go gently on my fragile ego) and so I'm even more determined to stick with this novel.
The thought of having to go through and meticulously rewrite all I've written so far because of how I've written it is a terrifying thought! But I'm intent on keeping to it and I will see this thing through if it KILLS ME!
Also I set up a website about my writing, I (obviously) haven't published anything yet, but I think it will be easier to keep track of my progress - feel free to check it out @ www.itisallwrite.webs.com. Eventually I will change it to my name but not for the moment.
Anyway do all things beautifully :) JP xx