5 minutes ago
I can't remember where I originally saw this post but it is so beautiful and so true. You have to come to a point where you are proud of your work, and if you're not there yet, ask yourself why? ...And what can I do to get there?
I love looking back on my old work.
I either think, A: Wow, nice job past Mel! I see what you did there."
or, B: "Child, child, CHILD! What WERE you thinking!" It's great when it's the first option. When I smile, laugh, or tear up at something I'd forgotten I'd written...that's a lovely moment.
But I don't let myself get upset anymore when it's option B either.
And here's why...if you can tell when your writing sucks, you've already won half the battle. Being able to see it, shows your growth as a writer, and now you can change it to make it something beautiful.
I remember back to one of my Gobsmacked scripts.
It was the first script I'd written for the company and we hadn't used it in a while, so I wanted to look over it and give it, "just a quick edit" before the company printed it for the school.
I still remember the shock and embarassment as I looked over it, and realised how TERRIBLE it was.
At the time, I felt distraught😂. But you know, I went ahead and rewrote the ENTIRE THING, and it ended up being one of our greatest shows.