On editing

My response to the post The Fragile Ego of a Writer:

pencilpointmacro_small.jpeg“Hello. I stumbled upon an old post on your blog from 2007 and then found my way to your latest post. It was good to find another WriMo in the editing process. I too struggle with this phase but I am trying desperately to learn to embrace it. My fear that I will loathe the words I have written often paralyzes me and I refuse to look at a piece of work ever again. That was the case of my first NaNoWriMo novel. This year, I have committed myself to overcoming that fear. I expect that there will be good and bad during the editing process. I also expect that I will come across something brilliant. Writing is painful. It is hard. It can be torture. That is partly what makes our egos so fragile. All that suffering to what gain? To be able to call ourselves writers. We have earned it! If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

I encourage you to visit The Struggling Writer.


About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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