Have you ever looked back at your first novels or even your first drafts and thought, UGHHHHHHHH WHAT IS THIS CRAP AND WHO WROTE IT?
Then sometimes you read over something and think, THIS IS PURE GOLD! HOW DID I EVEN WRITE THIS?
Okay, so maybe most of us feel like numbe two most of the time. This especially true for an old MS that I am polishing up to be published this Spring.
(Here's a plug for you) Newly agented Steph Sinkhorn read one of my earlier drafts and actually helped to make it a teensy bit better.
But anywhoo, I look over it now and cringe, realizing how much practice really does make perfect. It's true, the more you write the better you get at your craft. Heck, if my first short story ever saw the light of day I'm sure that I would cringe looking at it now.
Do you think that your writing has grown mountains? How do critique partners help you out? Why isn't my link working to request a review copy of How to Date an Alien?