Are you harsh on yourself? Harsher than on your critique partners, hmm?
I’m getting into the groove of a new novel, and this article from The New York Times couldn’t have come at a better time. 🙂
Setting yourself free of your worst critic – YOU – is a great idea. Especially in that tender time when you’re settling into a first draft. And while my writing partners are so helpful and much more supportive than critical, I’m keeping this one to myself for a while longer.
Maybe even till it’s done.
Fewer false starts? Probably not in the long run.
A quicker sprint to the end? I sure hope so.
Getting words on that page every time I plop my bottom in my chair? Oh yeah!
We’re our worst enemies when it comes to writing. As Sketch Guy Carl Richards recommends, set yourself free.
See what happens.