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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GaleGirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 4:00pm
So this may sound primitive, but here it is.

Writers beat up on themselves a lot. We demand perfection from ourselves when that isn't always possible. Writing is like yoga--some days you can hold a tree for a minute and other days the left foot slides down the leg within ten seconds. 

So here is what I learned about myself. I finished a story by the required deadline, completing several rounds of editing before submitting. And I followed the submission guidelines to the letter. 

And the NYC Midnight gods received an offering in full compliance and said it was good.

So I learned I am not the worst writer nor the worst person in the entire world since some writers who also paid the contest entry fee can't manage either or both.

I at least fulfilled those tasks.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lizarose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2019 at 5:14pm
I have learned that I have a short memory ... What was the question... Seriously- I should go back and review all feedback every time I write especially under pressure.  I learn, I improve but then forget the basics in the crunch of competition. Spelling and grammar get me every time! Unhappy But if I can remember to remember then my writing improves!! 
I love the generosity of this group (and must apologise for being inactive in the forum this challenge... but I aim to provide nore feedback in Challenge 2) and dfeel at home here.

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