It isn’t uncommon to write because you read something that lacked, and you thought you could do better. It’s probably true that it lacked–not all writing is going to move you to silent awe.
Then the idea grows, and you experience an almost ethereal thrill. The process happening is beyond you. It’s so good.
Your story is the best.
Of course, you plummet during re-reading or editing. “I don’t even know what I was thinking. How can I decipher this?”
Your writing is the worst.
The truth is, it’s neither. It’s just writing. And that is a normal process, especially when you are close to the work and bleeding on the keyboard, as the quote goes. We have to calm, or tame, both the highs and the lows of the process.
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Conviction from the comforter is not shaming. Shame has no place in writing or in fellowship with God.
Keep writing. Take a step back and look again. Then keep writing.
And if you want to take a step in bravery, we need more submissions for our Fiction Friday.
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