Do you ever find yourself hating what you write?
bonus question: do you ever read what you hated a few days previous and think to yourself, "wow, I am one hell of a writer".
Many times, I have worked so hard at something that I hate to even think about it for a while after publishing. After a while, I can read it and get happy at having done the work.
I never write to titles that do not offer some interest, motivation or reward of understanding. I am humbled by my capacity to write garbled mistakes. I hate that and have to fix the glaring errors.
This is a great question.
when i write regular stuff, i generaly work on it until i like it,.... but im big headed that way,... i'm ok with the idea that no one else may like it,...
music on the other hand,... i might dis up a song i put together 10 years ago and think to myself,.... OMG girlfriend WTF is this drivel!
i have had moments when i realy liked the concept of a song but hated the treatment i devised,.... 5 years later i pick it up, give it a major re-write,... and now i'm pleased with it.
Yes. I'm a perfectionist and my work does not fit my standards. I am frightened for anyone else to read my stories because I consider them worthless and only a foolish girl's dream.
No, never. I can't think of a time when I didn't take the time to make sure I'm writing something I like.
I hate most of my writing - at first. I have to give it a couple of days to see what I really think.
Since my opinion is only one person, I then submit it and find out what everyone else thinks.
Definitely! During my freelance writer days, I was 'forced' to write topic I don't like or have no idea at all! The best was I was working of this GPS company and I have to write something about GPS in afghanistan. No offence but at that time, I was like....what the...?
Yes! When I was tech writing on how to operate production machines, it used to make me want to bang my head against the wall...until one day, one of the production leads told me what a help my tech documents were when they were training new operators. After that, I really put my heart and soul into it because I knew it really did matter. And it made me a better technical writer.
I also find that if I write something and then let it steep over night, it's easier for me to tweak it the next day until I like it.
I have never actually hated what I have written, however I have in the past year started to write in the horror/ fantasy genre and have been shocked to discover how dark my mind can go.
As to the bonus question, I quite frequently re-read my work and think it is wonderful enough to win first prize in any literary competition!
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