Do you ever get the feeling that your writing isn't good enough?
yes, I want to be a journalist and seem to always second guess myself!
Sure I do...I thought that the day I showed up here and still feel that way quite often. The folks here at the Hub have helped me a lot to see that it is better than I think in most cases. There have been times when I have almost thrown things away when I thought it was not good enough only to have it work very well with the reader. To a degree, I think it is healthy to feel that way because it keeps you on the edge and keeps you pushing to improve. When you reach the point that you feel that your writing is "good enough"...the push to improve will be over. WB
I sure do! All the time. But then sometimes I surprise myself.
All the time. And looking at my earnings, I'm probably not that far off. Oh well, still fun.
It is not just the writing. For me, I know I need improvement with grammer and commas and that bothers me.
Sometimes, but more often I get the feeling my writing only appeals to me personally. I worry sometimes that my interests, my sense of humor, or my writing style won't appeal to anyone else. This feeling keeps me humble and makes me strive harder to improve and reach out to those around me.
Yes. Every time I do not make what I thought I should make per day, I think of myself as a bad writer. Also, when I get a bad score on my hub, or my article is rejected, I feel as though I am a bad writer. I do however, think of myself as a good writer more then a bad writer, so, I do not get down on myself very often, and when I do get down, I try harder to do better.
Yes, sadly I do. I see so many other good writers out there that I feel I just can't compare with them.
Just about every day. It may sound arrogant, but the best way to reassure myself about my writing is to go back and read it. More often than not, I feel pleasantly surprised that I actually wrote that stuff. So if nothing else, at least I get some feeling of accomplishment.
When you say "good enough," I can't help asking, "Good enough for what?" Is it good enough to make me a famous, published author? Probably not. Is it good enough to make me a few bucks on Hubpages? Maybe someday. Is it good enough to have a positive impact on another person's life from time to time? According to the positive comments I sometimes get, apparently so. I try to stay focused on that last question, although I wouldn't mind making a little (or a lot of) money.
Hi there, everytime I hit the keyboards I think - why am I doing this? Am I good enough? At the end I just keep going because I enjoy it and at least some folks like my stuff so that's all that matters. Take heart - I've read quite a few biographies over the years and I don't think there is one famous author who didn't question their abilities every time they put pen to paper.
Yeah, all the time. Sometimes when that happens it's cause I'm not writing enough, sometimes cause I'm in a bad mood. Sometimes I feel like things are going great. Once you figure out why you're feeling that way you can reverse the negativity.
Oh, i do a lot. Looking back on the stuff i've written in the past i always think to myself "Oh that's kind of terrible. How could i haave been so bad.."
I've found that ever since starting here on hubpages, my writing has gotten a lot better, although sometimes i'm simply not motivated to write, after something like a movie, or reading some really good literature, i'm inspired kind of, and that's when my writing is at it's best. Other times, when i don't read at all, my writing is kind of bland and tasteless.
All the time. People tend to judge themselves too harshly. Knowing this, I still think I suck. Haha.
Of course this question pops up for everyone here on Hubpages all the time I am sure, and the answer for me is yes! Of course there are many times, especially in the beginning, when I thought that my writing wasn't fit for public viewing, and I was... read more
Always. I'm like that in life though and have always needed reassurance...
Yes,Every time i feel that.Because when i read some beautiful hubs ,i feel i'm no where.
Yes, all the time bellawriter23 but I still enjoy writing and hope some will like my writing. I also enjoy talking to others in hubpages, at least most of them. The majority of people are very nice and respectful.
Yes. And under no circumstances should you ever believe that your writing is good enough. That way of thinking leads to stagnation. Only when you are filled with frustration and an eternal drive to excel will you be able to continuously improve your work. Anything else is just a slow rot.
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