So...my book is currently being torn apart by beta readers.
It embarrasses me that I thought my book was good enough. That it was finished.
You know what? That's okay. I'm still learning my craft. The Clockshifter isn't finished. It's not about being good enough, it's about growing. I don't have to be as good of a writer as Nadine Brandes or Tosca Lee. I don't have to have the same excellence in writing as other people who started writing at the same time as me. I don't have to be published anytime soon.
I just have to be willing to grow.
We should stop comparing ourselves to other writers. That's not a healthy way to grow because people will always be ahead of you.
I know that's easy to say and to read. But it's hard to truly take it to heart. I once thought I knew this...but it's so easy to know things without knowing them, you know?
Sorry for my rambling. Keep learning about your craft. Keep writing. Never give up. Keep chasing God.
- Alea, just another writer trying to hone her craft.