Happy Furry Day and Lost Sock Day everyone!
I’ve decided to hold off on trying to write anything new for a couple days. In the interim, I’ll critique a bunch of stories on Critters and get my MPC count back in the positive numbers (well, probably number, singular). I’m hoping that focusing on other people’s technique–both successes and failures–will get my mind off the dissatisfaction I’m having with my own.
Actually, on the subject of critiquing stories, I think one of the best things I’ve done for my writing is join Critters. A lot of times the advice isn’t all that useful, or it’s contradictory, but sometimes it’s dead on. And regardless, it’s helped me to acquire a nice, tough skin when it comes to feedback and rejection, something every writer needs to have. Plus, it gives me something writing-oriented to do when I can’t manage to get my writing gears revved up. A productive diversion. Yepper.