Discussion in 'Space Battles' started by Cody Fett, Jun 9, 2011.
I've written worse. No, really:
Yes, that is a crossover, and yes I wrote it when I was nineteen and should've known better. In the six years since I wrote it, I've seen a major improvement in my writing- both stylistically and technically- I have improved significantly across the board.
But I don't base that improvement on the number of reviews or pageviews I get (although they certainly help).
I base it on how well it reads- because, yes, I read my own fanfics.
Not many authors do- and I'm pretty sure I know why. By the time you're finished writing, proofing, editing (I only write, I don't proof or edit lol) and post the final product, you're usually sick of the material- or at least that material you worked on. Writers look forward- rarely back.
So of course, my 'editing' stage usually happens about a day after I've posted something, where I go back and read through it as though this were a fic I'd found as a prospective reader. From that perspective, it's easier to find mistakes, to improve the literary flow, and ultimately enjoy it.
I write for three reasons. Because I enjoy writing, I enjoy reading (what I've written), and because it pleases me when others enjoy what I've written.
But I'll always remember that when I started, I was extremely bad at it.
Wait! Page isn't locked yet!! Celestia be praised!!!
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