Overly Eager

I’m not sure it is possible to be overly eager with a project, unless it makes you sloppy. I figure that eagerness should help brace you through research. However, I’ve been recently reminded that I can still be overly eager! Particularly with early readers.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but being an early reader is probably harder than being part of a regular audience. As an author, I’m wanting reassurance. Worse, I want both positive feedback and critique to improve my work! ūüôā It’s like asking for a review with the burdening hope of betterment.

It’s kind of sad, I’ve realized. Don’t get me wrong, I hope it’s exciting to get sneak peaks and essentially read the¬† mind and passion of someone else. Still, I’m learning how hard it is to get reviews, pre- or post-publication.

So, all of you who I’ve pestered: sorry. I’m only now realizing the extent that I may have been overly eager.

It’s not a crime, but maybe it’s good to realize: ladies and gentlemen, we can be overly eager. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any way around finding initial readers except a reading or writing group. Which I don’t have!

Well, it wouldn’t be life apart from struggles. Perhaps this is a reminder that we shouldn’t write to get compliments or reassurance. Or to beg favors. We should write because we want to and we have things to say. And we do!


Filed under Writer Troubles, Writer's Life

2 Responses to Overly Eager

  1. Hmmmm I wonder if through this site we could end up with a group of peer writers/readers…?

    • Angie, I would love for that to happen. A few of us have even tossed around possible media to do it, but so far it’s fizzled rather than sizzled.

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