Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Carrying your Orange

Last post I mentioned putting myself out there to great critiqued, but now the time has come to use that feedback to make my query stronger.

This is a great community, full of encouragement and understanding, but writing is a solitary endeavour. In the end, I am the only one who can write the book. And even though it's great to have others believe in you, it's more important to believe in myself.


9 comments:

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh yeah...putting yourself out there to get critiqued is part of the game.

I recently did that with my manuscript. It got eviscerated. I'm only now starting to process the feedback from it. It's all good...but there's just so much apparently that isn't right with it that it will take me months to sort out.

Sigh :)

Andrea Mack said...

You definitely have to believe in yourself and your writing - sometimes it's so hard to do yet another round of revision.

Cute orange!

Connie Keller said...

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a writing partner. But then I realize that as solitary as it is to write, I'd never want to give up or even share the control of my story.

Love the orange.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Love the message. Love the picture. I'm rooting for you (and for me) on this one!
~ Wendy

Joanne said...

You are so right, we are the only ones who can actually pen that story. And that's precisely how our heart shines through. Enjoy!

Jessica Nelson said...

So true! What a cute pic.

Angela Felsted said...

That is a really cute picture, and you're right about writing being a solitary activity.

Thank you, anyway, for sharing your writing journey with us. Keep believing in yourself and hopefully good things will happen.

Carolyn V said...

Aw! I love that little orange. And well said. I think believing in oneself is the biggest motivator of all. Thanks Patti!

Carol Riggs said...

Way cute orange!!! (hmm, how did they get him to stand up like that? LOL) Love the sentiment too. :) Yes, I'm grateful for the writing community. So nice and supportive.