Sometimes music and writing come together and one gives me insight into another. While visiting a fellow flutist's blog, I came across this picture teaching flute students not to compete with others, but only with yourself.
The same is true with your writing. We are all at different stages in the writing process. Maybe I'm still the little kid playing the recorder? How can I compare myself to Stephen King, or to someone that just got their agent. All I can do is compete with myself and try to be a better writer every day.
I've already written WAY more books than I thought I would ever write, and gotten some of my short stories published. That beats the old me, still trying to finish that very first draft of Voice of Ire.
How about you? If you were to self compete, how are you doing now as opposed to the old you a year ago? Two years ago?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Posted by Aubrie at 11:04 AM