schniggles asked: Personally I've really liked your writing and followed your updates since the lively mating jig story. I find Task and Tabernacle really compelling! All these juicy secrets being hinted at ~*~ but really, you have a gift for relaying world building without the curse of too much exposition-sounding writing (you seem to have show-don't-tell down to a science!) haha I just really like your writing
That is incredibly good to hear! Thank you! I admit, after a few years of writing fanfiction, I was afraid I might not be good at this whole exposition thing.
I really appreciate your comments.
it’s probably less bad than you think it is! you write really well so i guess you just have pretty high standards for what is ‘good’ and higher standards for yourself additionally?
It’s sort of a combination of this and the fact that right after I write something, I’m too close to it to judge it objectively. I sometimes look back on stuff I wrote after some time has passed and I’m surprised to discover that it’s a lot better and more entertaining than I thought.
That’s always the worst feeling. It is the source of many a block for me, the fear of being nothing but a hack. Especially happens during droughts of feedback and/or lack thereof for new pieces.
It’s happening to me right now because I am working on original fiction and I know that without the incentive of fandom and shipping to keep people reading, I need to make the story interesting by strength of my writing alone.
(There are maybe seven people reading Task and Tabernacle, and I am thankful for each and every one of them. You people are absolute saints and I feel like you are doing me a personal favor and I hope to heavens I don’t let you down)
But yeah, I have to stop myself from being down on myself. Trusting my skills doesn’t come naturally to me, but by golly, I will do it even if I have to force myself through the motions. Fake it ‘til you make it, baby.