I’ve just been reading a blog buddy’s post (www.laurafreelance.com) and in it she mentions what it’s like to be a perfectionist. I’m sure a lot of us can relate to that. I certainly can.
I have examples of the pressure I can put on myself in all areas of my life, but in terms of writing I’m my own worst enemy. I know I’m a good writer, I consider it a gift, but my fear is that I’ll never be a great writer.
There have been times when I’ve read a particularly good book and can’t help comparing myself. It’s made me want to quit altogether once or twice! Ultimately I can’t give up because writing is a part of who I am – without it I wouldn’t know how to be.
What I have learnt is to stop putting so much pressure on myself and accept that though I’ll never be a Hemingway, some of my stuff is pretty readable! Support from my peers has certainly helped, especially those on fanstory.
Thanks for reading
Until next time