So I had two booms and a huh? moment today. If you don’t speak ‘Jessica’ you’ll have no idea what gibberish I’m spouting, and since only three other people that I know of speak ‘Jessica’, let me explain…
My first boom was learning Scrivener today.
I looked at a few tutorials, thought blah! and just jumped on in. Well colour me delighted when I learned it’s fairly intuitive and not so hard to use (at least the basics). I’ve outlined my entire Guns of Perdition outline and completed some character profiles but most importantly, I got through another couple of chapters, which leads me to the second boom.
Over 4K words written in today’s session.
Maybe it was the new writing platform, maybe the planets were aligned just right. Maybe it was the mix of subtle writing music playing from my speakers drowning out the gratuitous violence coming from hubby’s GTA V session, but something inspired me and the words flowed. Then however, came my huh? moment…
I looked over some of my already written chapters and wondered, ‘is it any good?’
I mean, how do you know if your writing is any good in the early stages? Maybe I should seek some Beta readers / feedback on some early chapters before ploughing through and finishing the whole darned thing. Yes, this is mostly just insecurity and self doubt talking but I kinda would like to know.
So I’m throwing the questions out there; how do you know if your writing is any good? When should you seek Beta readings? Or, should you go on blindly and have faith in yourself?
So that was my day. Boom boom huh. That puts me in mind of a song…
Boom boom huh. Boom boom huh. Boom boom huh.
Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ your can all over the place…