So, I'm seeing a lot of negativity from some writers. Since creative people are tangled in a vast swathe of emotions and sensations, negativity is certainly an understandable part of the tapestry. We know self-loathing can often rise in Creatives. However, this negativity is directed outwards. This negativity is aimed at other people, mostly other writers, reviewers and even readers.
Today I decided to talk about hate. Now, this article is not about those frustrating haters we meet in our lives as writers, who just pour their steaming vitriol all over us and our work. We can cover that festering pit of hell another time. This is about the worst hater. This is about dealing with those insidious moments when YOU hate your work.
Every writer has critics and opinion minions. In fact, you could just be thinking about becoming a writer and someone will have a comment about your decision. This post is going to cover the Level 1 Critics, these are people who just have to say something about what you’re doing. In a world where everything is up for review from your meal to the new stapler you just bought, it’s not surprising that everyone has an opinion and wants to express it. Whether you ask for it or not. This is where the Level 1 Critic lives. They are the ones who have found out you're a writer. You've not asked them to read anything but they are rushing ahead with their opinion.