good enough

Author Richard Steinberg has a great post on Storytellers Unplugged about a question that dogs many writers: “Am I good enough?”

In the piece he suggests that writers turn the focus away from seeking a nebulous and arbitrary standard that varies from person to person (i.e. “good”), and instead evaluates their work based on concrete issues, such as clarity, voice, efficiency, entertainment, and relevance.

Doubts are ever present, but put them to good work and focus them on reviewing issues in your writing that you can address, and hopefully improve.

Make doubt your ally, and not a weapon of your own creation that cripples your work.