Thursday, May 14, 2009

Feedback can be like swallowing a large dry stone!

Wake Up: 5:40

Push Ups: 70
Sit Ups: 20
Pull Ups: 10

Writing Time: 6:00 - 7:00

Not a bad writing morning. Worked on some non fiction, which seems to be going pretty well. I got up later than I would have liked, but I still managed to squeeze an hour in.

I am grappling with some feedback that Michelle has given on the Waking Hour. It's always hard to get feedback on something we are so close to. But sometimes it is necessary to listen in order to better our work and strengthen the quality of it. Besides, it will prepare us for those "Bad Reviews" we all will get sooner or later.

I will take it in pride, swallow the stone and move forward. It's tough, no matter how thick your skin is. It always seems the dry stone lodges itself mid way down your throat.

But I have to remember that writing is a long process and within that process, our work goes through a metamorphosis of sorts. I'm sure if you look at some of the initial drafts of some of the greatest works out there, they all have changed considerably from the beginning.

So that being said let me take one more swallow..................... wait one more.......and there it goes. The stone is down.

Although, now it sits in the pit of my stomach...... Oh great what's going to happen when it works it's way out through my digestive system.

Oh shit!......................Literally!

Well, those are the Thoughts of a George
Until tomorrow,

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I love you! Remember back when you originally read my first draft, oh so many moons ago. I am so glad you gave me the feedback you gave me, because my drafts now would not be where they are without it. It's taken a few years of work, and lot's of doubts about where it was all going, but now it's at least in much better shape. All thanks to you and your help and guidance with that original draft. So thank you again, stick with it, you're an awesome writer, and I can't wait to see what you do with it (I'm anxiously waiting).