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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Do You Read Your Own Stuff?

I'm not asking in a mean way, like "Didn't you bother to read this before you submitted?"

I'm asking because I do read my own stuff, and I wonder if other people do, too.

I like my stories. That should be obvious by now. When I can't find a book to read that fits my mood, I'll pull out one of my old short stories and read it (just did it last night actually).

I'm not reading it to edit or improve it or anything. I just like the story. Now, I may see areas I could improve, but that's not the point. I just enjoying the writing and think, "Not too bad, turtle. There's hope for you yet."

Does anybody else feel that way about your stuff? Is that why you write?

Or, once again, is it just me and my pride filling the room?

Let me know.

PS: Don't be afraid to comment. You can do it anonymously. Even if you use your own name, you can't possibly sound more arrogant than I do on a daily basis. Here, you are completely safe with being completely honest!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I do this all the time. I'm probably fonder of my own writing than is appropriate.


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