Inside my blonde head lives my ‘inner writing critic’ – an imaginary person who constantly says negative stuff about my writing. I have started answering back to it (yes that’s right – talking back to myself!)
Here are my responses to my annoying and tiresome ‘inner writing critic’
1. “It sounds REALLY basic, if someone read this they would think a pre-school child wrote it”
Its a second draft for goodness sake – intelligent stuff starts on the 8th draft! Sigh!
2. “Oh my goodness this is serious rubbish”
Hmmm agree! – Lets be honest I have read worse and paid for the luxury too
3. “You’re not very good at writing”
I never said I was?
4. “What will your friends / family think of you when they read this?”
They can say what they like when I get published.
5. “You will never finish this book”
If I carry on listening to you I definitely won’t finish my book
6. “You are not good as…[enter author’s name of my choice]
Bla bla bla – boring!
7. “Give up now”
No because I like to prove a point – I can do this!
8. “You are far too busy to write”
I am far too busy with writing to listen to you
Let me know if you have an ‘inner writing critic’?
If the answering back fails I shall return to having a little cry and eating chocolate to help ignore it!
Happy writing 🙂
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