Current mood: Swarming with self-criticism and doubt.

I don't know. All my life I've been told I'm a good writer. My family and close friends say that but what bad can they say? So I'm overly critical.

When I nosedived into the blogging scene last November 2015, I started reading other works. Of other writers. And I thought, God, why don't I write this way? I should write more like [insert name here]. There are writers whose prose and poetry I really admire,  and they can always deliver fresh content, make an extraordinary poem out of the most ordinary things and how I wish I wrote more like them.

Of course, all writers have different "writing personalities", so to speak, which is a direct reflection of who they are as a person. Not just the content but mood and thought contribute.

I can't compare myself to other writers, but I'm so critical! Feeling I'm not good enough.

So what do I do? WRITE AGAIN.  

WRITE, WRITE, WRITE.

There's always room for improvement. I am always thinking that I am a better writer today than I was yesterday. I'd shudder to think if I became a worse writer in the future!

 

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