Before we begin, a shout out to Debbie Ohi. She’s a fantastic writer and illustrator, who comes up with some witty stuff. Check her out here.

Now onto our regular scheduled blog post…

I found this comic on my Pinterest this morning and had to laugh. Not because it was funny, but because it was true.

I don’t know how many times I’ve been through those four stages. You hate your writing, you’re doubting yourself and then you begin to fall into this safe zone. You complete the story and as you are going back over your work you realized that you were fooling yourself into a safe space and what you have written sucks…

But, here’s the honest truth. Your writing does suck…to you!

This is the reason teachers ask you to peer edit. This is why writers have editors.

No matter how many times you read your work, you will always find something wrong with it. There will always be something you want to change. To you your writing will suck, but to others it may be the best thing ever written.