Nothing’s Good Enough
A New Pop-Up…
And also part of the first quarter of The Decade Ahead class.
That’s right, there is a new Pop-Up with a story prompt and everything.
If you are in The Decade Ahead class, either the entire year or the first quarter, this Pop-Up is now part of that class and the link to it is under the first video in February.
Or you can just sign up for the Pop-Up directly. It is Pop-Up #18: Nothing’s Good Enough.
And it is also in the Bundle Pop-Up #11-20 and is also in the Bundle Pop-Up 11–20. (The Pop-Ups are $150 and the bundles make it cheaper to get them all.)
Also, all the different Pop-Ups we have done from #1 to #18 are available in the bundles only. Only #17 and #18 can be bought directly anymore.
All of this is on Teachable, of course.
This Pop-Up pulls no punches and is intended to help you get past critical voice issues.
When you suddenly find yourself thinking that a story you are working on is just not good enough, and you need to move on to something else, you have critical voice issues.
If you have let this problem go until everything your write just isn’t good enough, you have a serious problem.
If writing is not fun and you are doubting everything, you need this Pop-Up.
We planned to put this early in the second month of The Decade Ahead class because early on in a year this problem hits many, many writers.
So if you are feeling that what you are writing just isn’t good enough, you might want to grab this Pop-Up, either through the larger class of The Decade Ahead or on its own or in a Pop-Up Bundle.
We think it just might help. But again, be warned, it is direct in places.
Pop-Up #18: Nothing’s Good Enough
Thanks so much, this pop up was very useful to me. It really helped me troubleshoot my problems as writing was slowing down and I couldn’t figure out why. All was going according to plan, I had even reached my goals for the beginning of the year and could not, for the life of me, figure out what had gone wrong. Turns out, it was mainly that old speed myth again. With my pedal to the metal, I was having a blast smashing my own speed records, but a little voice was creeping in, saying what I wrote had to be crap.
When you gain speed, things change (duh, this is why we want speed): words zoom by, crazy stuff flies out of the characters’ mouths and they really take a life of their own. The writer’s voice might even change a bit. For me, it means wild twists and even wilder worldbuilding (everything into the dark), and I need to deal with what kind of writer I really am, which may not be the kind I wanted, but that’s OK.
The critical mind is completely overwhelmed by all of that and can’t control everything that’s being created, hence the clenching fear: “I have no clue what I’ve just written, and I have no time to reread it to death, so it’s probably crap.” But I’ll put the novels out anyway, breathe deeply, and see that everything is OK.
My breakneck speed might seem really slow to someone else. It’s just a change in my frame of reference. Now I’m confident that I’ll get used to it and I’m having a blast again.