Okay, so, I have a confession:
I hate getting critiqued and rewriting.
Trust me, I know that this is in the category of "very important" in terms of the writing stages. It's something I have to get used to, I know.
But you know what? It really sucks. I hate hearing negative things about my writing. But I also hate hearing only positive things. That annoys me too! I feel like the overly positive person is just telling me good things because they don't really want to help me. But I also feel like the overly critical person is purposely trying to hurt my feelings as much as possible.
Plus I feel like every step I do take to rewrite just makes things worse.
And you know what? All of this is so exhausting.
But I heard on a writing forum recently that if you never address the troubled areas of your writing than you are always writing on one level - the draft level - which means you never work to improve yourself and your writing stays the same quality.
And they're right.
So I feel I have conquered the "can't finish" stage. Now...it's time to conquer the next - the rewriting stage.
And I'll probably hate every step of the way, but I can do it.
Which writing weaknesses have you conquered? Do you have any you are trying to overcome now?