If you felt the Holy Spirit urging you to quit writing, would you do it?
Do you read your reviews? Have you ever replied to one? Do you find they influence your writing when you work on subsequent books?
I don’t handle rejection well. This meme sums it up for me:
Does your best writing flow? Or are you most satisfied with the work that you’ve labored over, sweating and groaning?
My best story lines just flow, but I’m more satisfied with the writing when each word has been carefully chosen.
Do you prefer writing the initial draft, or do you enjoy the revision process more? Do you revise as you write, or do you first produce a big mess that you later have to fix? If your first draft is rough, do you usually have to cut out a lot of dead wood, or add flesh to the bare bones?
I’ve learned a lot at the feet of some fantastic editors. I like both parts of the process, drafting and editing. Since I revise as I write, my first draft is not usually a mess. There are holes and timeline issues, but those are easily fixed.
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