I recently hosted a live Q&A. Writers from across the country—North Carolina, Minnesota, Colorado, even Washington—joined me on the Facebook page to talk about critique groups, getting feedback to your writing, and the Inspired Writers Master Track. And you know what? Minds were blown. Mine included.Read More
As a writing coach, I've seen the heartbreak of writing up close.
I know. We don't talk about that part of the process very often, but here's what it can look like:
You share your manuscript with a friend and they return it, saying they couldn't get past the first three chapters and failing to offer any helpful advice
Your award-winning manuscript gets rejected by agents
You feel like you've been writing forever, and you STILL haven't finished your book or landed an assignment
Do you ever find yourself thinking something like the following? My first draft isn't very good, and it's nothing like the story I imagined. Getting feedback to my writing, even thoughtful input, is hard to take. And what the heck am I doing, given the way I have no idea how to finish what I've started?
You're not alone.