I don’t know about you but my inner critic shows up on a regular basis.
Probably daily in one way or another.
If I was little better at recognizing her, I would kick her to the curb before she could whisper her venomous words. But she’s good, and she’s been around for a long time, so she quite often sneaks up on me unknown.
When she’s on a roll she can be rather cruel:
“Do you actually think that piece of writing is any good?”
“You look like crap today.”
“You’re a terrible mother.”
It was this same inner critic that held me back from writing for 15 years, who told me I shouldn’t even attempt to write because I couldn’t possibly meet the standards set by any other author out there.« Continue »