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03 September 2013 @ 10:50 pm
30 Days of Blogging - Day Fourteen. Sometimes I out-do myself.  
Laughing like crazy at myself atm. I just re-read a fic that I wrote over ten years ago and it is chock-full of the stuff that annoys me in other works:

It has a character letting out the breath he didn't realise he was holding.

It has an American character thinking about his mum.

It contains POV changes so severe (mid-paragraph, anyone?) you'd get whiplash just trying to follow them.

It tells rather than shows what the characters are feeling and thinking.

It can stay as it is for now, but when I have time I'll look at fixing it up a bit. At least to the point where it doesn't make me point and mock. *g*
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on September 3rd, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)

An old mate of ours who is a professional writer says that any time he gets paralysed by his own self-doubt about his writing sits down and reads one of his old works.

He says it never fails to make him laugh and feel better about his writing as if he's already managed to improve that much there's still hope he can improve further. *g*
miwahni: Pros Ouchmiwahni on September 4th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Hee! It didn't make me feel any better about my writing, only about my ability to recognise crap *g* . Which I guess is half the battle; just keep stripping out the crap and see what you're left with.