Wednesday, March 3
Sadly, I don't have much to report today. The weekend was pretty lousy, so I didn't get much done. I was just too stressed to focus on my writing. Oh well. Hopefully this weekend will be better!
Not much to report on the personal side of life. I did really well on my Anthropology midterm (88%... A). I also got another (A) in my Romantic Lit class, and I got an (A-) on that horrid book review I had to write a few weeks ago for history. I'm just waiting back to hear about my American Lit midterm that I took on Monday. I think it went pretty well, so I'm not worried.
Other than that, nothing has been going on. Just workin'.
However, there is something I would like to talk to you guys about. Recently I've been noticing a lot of negativity about writing on both Twitter and on the blog-o-sphere. Now yes, you're allowed to have bad days, weeks, and even months, and you're allowed to share it with the writing community. BUT, you have to be very careful that you don't come across as whiny. Remember, agents look at blogs... and if they see that you're riddled with doubts and whine about your writing, they aren't as likely to sign you.
As well, it annoys the ever-living crap out of me to see people doubting their work CONSTANTLY. This isn't the odd comment here or there, this is constant ridicule of their own work, and it DRIVES ME INSANE! Making comments like "now, don't laugh...."* as they show their work and "well, I suck" is not good. Not only is it annoying to other people, but it doesn't help your own self esteem. And remember, if it bugs me--your friend!--how do you think agents would react?
*I changed this to avoid confusion. Earlier I had it as something like "now don't laugh until after you leave my blog" but a friend was joking about that on her blog, so it made it sound like I was talking about her. But I wasn't! =) *