Friday, November 11, 2016


Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

I received my first section of edits back from my editor. A lot of red. Talk about feeling insecure about my writing. I always get this way ~ depressed thinking I should quit writing when I see my errors.

I have a reprieve from babysitting my grand babies due to a day off at my daughter's school. I love them to the moon and back, but the day off is very nice. 

To all those who paid the ultimate price.


  1. Take the day off to work on those edits and remember you are a great writer!
    And yes, Amen and thank you to our veterans.

  2. I get a lot of criticism from my CPs on my first drafts too. But if they didn't tell me what's wrong, I wouldn't know what needs fixing. So I try not to be depressed, and just concentrate on getting the ms where it needs to be. Have a good day off from babysitting and enjoy your weekend!

  3. No worries about your writing project, Cathrina. I know how you feel, but it's just a learning process. I stare at my stories for hours on end and I think they're ready, but they never are. Next time, there'll be much fewer things to correct and then you'll feel better.

  4. Aw, sorry you've been feeling insecure about your writing. I get that way about my work, too. (I think all of us do.) Best of luck pushing through your doubts so you can tackle those edits!

  5. SOLIDARITY. I've been dealing with a LOT of that lately. I work for one publication that is harsh on the edits. They pay well, but I'm having doubts it's worth the blow to my confidence. And now I have edits for my next book in my inbox and I'm scared to look at them! There's comfort in knowing every single writer feels that way when our work is criticized.

  6. See, when I see corrections in my manuscript, I actually get excited. For me it's not "Oh man, I suck," it's "YES! Now I know how to fix it!" Granted, it took a while to get to that mentality, but I'm grateful to have someone showing me my mistakes rather than flaunting them in public. Thank goodness for editors!

  7. I wonder if edits make me feel like a bad editor or a bad writer. Hmm. Must ponder this further.