I really enjoy writing and have been told by family/friends that I’m good at it. While I don’t think I’m a bad writer, I don’t think I’m the best either and sometimes have trouble convincing myself that what they say is true.
I’m quite hard on myself when it comes to writing and I don’t think this is a bad thing. This pushes me to do better next time which is a sure fire way to improve. However, I get told a lot that I shouldn’t be so hard on myself because my writing is good. I have been thinking a lot about why I am so hard on my writing.
The highest I have ever scored my writing is an 85%, I have never been 100% happy with my writing. I have never written something that means something to someone.
I think this is why I am so hard on myself when it comes to writing. While I write for fun I also want a piece of my writing to make a difference. It doesn’t have to be a big difference, just a small difference will do.
Say someone has had a bad day, and they come home, read my writing and it makes them laugh. Or, someone is feeling down and reads my writing. It makes them smile.
Someone reads a piece of my writing and thinks “wow. I feel much +better for reading this.” That’s all I want my writing to achieve and that is the goal I continue to strive for.
I plan to self publish a novel this year and hope that this goal could be achieved with said novel but, if not, I will continue writing until that goal is achieved.
Then, if that goal is achieved, I’ll probably still continue writing. Because, you know, writing is fun (: