How to Get Good at Something


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I have to tell myself this every time I start a new novel.

7 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

You do learn the most from making mistakes, so I should be good.

maine character said...

Matt, I read that just last night - that you learn more from failures than success.

And yeah, just getting one's confidence up to start a new book is a challenge even for seasoned pros.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Failing stinks. The only thing worse is knowing you could have tried harder. :) (But you already know this.)

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot said...

True...very true. (I've noticed this with my own writing. I almost cringe to re-read things I wrote even a year ago.)

Sarah Ahiers said...

THIS. And the best thing is, every time you fail, just makes you better when you try it again. That's what i love about writing: that just the act of doing it over and over continuously makes you better

Angela Brown said...

Yep.

Bittersweet but true.

Victoria Dixon said...

This is something I'm learning over from page one because it's been so long since I wrote my first (read: UGLY) draft. Everything since then has felt like a slowly blossoming flower in comparison to that awful first draft and so it's been close to twenty years of slow bloom. LOL Now I'm back to rebuilding a seed and I've forgotten I ever had those muscles let alone how to work them. Sigh.