WIP: A Writing Update

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  1. Ah, WIPs.

    I have a whole first rough draft that I'm reading through. A beta reader has read it too and likes it, but we're always harder on ourselves as writers and much of what I have written I think is lurid and self-indulgent. Nevertheless, I press on with the reading, editing, and the writing of comments to myself, like "find a book on arms and armor" or "bigger reaction here."

    Putting WIPs away for a good long time is also beneficial. I picked up the one I finished in 2007 just this past weekend and found myself totally engrossed in reading the end of it! I think that's a good sign that my own plot hooked me!

  2. Ah, WIPs.
    I have a whole first rough draft that I’m reading through. A beta reader has read it too and likes it, but we’re always harder on ourselves as writers and much of what I have written I think is lurid and self-indulgent. Nevertheless, I press on with the reading, editing, and the writing of comments to myself, like “find a book on arms and armor” or “bigger reaction here.”

    Putting WIPs away for a good long time is also beneficial. I picked up the one I finished in 2007 just this past weekend and found myself totally engrossed in reading the end of it! I think that’s a good sign that my own plot hooked me!

  3. We’re always harder on ourselves as writers and much of what I have written I think is lurid and self-indulgent.

    How right you are! My first book is five years old now and I like to think I've grown as a writer, so when new readers tell me they like it, I'm a little shocked. That old thing? I think.

    That's a great sign that your own plot hooked you! Especially since you read so much and so have a lot of competition to compare it to. Bravo!

  4. We’re always harder on ourselves as writers and much of what I have written I think is lurid and self-indulgent.

    How right you are! My first book is five years old now and I like to think I’ve grown as a writer, so when new readers tell me they like it, I’m a little shocked. That old thing? I think.

    That’s a great sign that your own plot hooked you! Especially since you read so much and so have a lot of competition to compare it to. Bravo!

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