Memories of a Dimanagul

Some may think that having low esteem of your work is a bad sign.  It’s only true if it manifests as a crippling doubt that prevents you from creating.   Otherwise, the opposite is much more dangerous.   If you create something and fall in love with it:  Chances are good there is something wrong with it.

I’ve been writing seriously for about three years now, and this phenomenon is pretty consistent with feedback I receive.  The more excited I get about a piece as I’m writing it, the more likely the blinders go up and I miss things like typos and omitted words.

The main problem is your mind starts to see the perfect form of a piece and not what is actually going on the paper.   If you are writing for other people, you need to make sure other people can understand and appreciate it.   Sounds simple right?

In that…

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