I thought this topic was worth revisiting simply because I underestimated its importance, and have been quite astonished about how much one can learn. My background lies in poetry, writing as a past time and for enjoyment. Whereas a poem may be 1-3 pages including carefully thought out syllables, rhymes, and the meaning of words.
Editing, that wonderful process that seems to get longer with more experience. It is like jumping over a never ending row of hurdles, where just when you think you have mastered it, you run head long into the next obstacle. This is by no means a bad experience it just means that I can see
Confidence, one of the hardest things to do can be giving yourself permission to write. There is a great deal of internal dialogue that can eat away at your confidence, when embarking on the lonely journey of writing. Is the writing good enough? Where will the story start? What if the ideas run out? There