- The Cringe Factor. Most evolving writers read their older material now and then. If you’re really making progress that old stuff makes you cringe a little.
- What Was So Special? You look back and can’t figure out what you thought was so blinking hot about a particular piece that seventeen editors rejected.
- Eureka! When you finally really “get” a writing technique or concept, you wonder what took you so long. Then you get your BIC and write at Absolute Top Speed!
Wherever you are on the writing road, be encouraged! You may not have mastered all the skills you wish to, but if you are showing up, getting in word count and committed to becoming the best possible writer that you can, you will make progress. You’ll keep evolving. If you don’t believe it, read some of your oldest saved work. And have a good laugh as you realize how far you’ve come.