Day 23: How To Stop Hating Your Manuscript

Strange Writer


Firstly, I’ve been on the precipice of another ‘I hate my book’ stage but managed to stop it in its tracks, with help.

I recently attended a seminar with the lovely Jodi Cleghorn, who spoke about critiquing and self-editing.  She’d written something about the ‘I hate my book’ stage that resonated deeply with me because I was right there about to plunge head first into it.  A light-bulb went off in my head and immediately I stopped hating my book.  I can only hope that this wisdom can save others.  It appears understanding the reason for it can effectively combat the emotion.

LOGIC is greater than EMOTION.


I can hear you all asking: ‘What did she say?  I don’t want to think my book sucks any more!’  I’d tweeted a portion of this quote and I love it so much I want to make a meme featuring it, but…

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