How to Heal Your Bruised Writer’s Ego and Keep Writing
He told me it needed work. So I did the mature thing — I decided to quit writing.
I spent the whole weekend writing, coming out of it with a short story that felt like the best thing I’d ever written. It had tension, a touch of humor, and enough emotion that I cried as I wrote the end. I pored over that piece, tweaking and polishing it until it read like perfection.