Get Some, Go Again
Failure is never gentle. It stings a little more when it's something you thought you were adept at.
Even so, I am thinking about places where I could have put a bit more time in and a bit more effort. My writing was never anything special, but I was at least convinced that I put in journeyman's work.
One of the things I have always struggled with is editing. I often rely on outlining to give guidelines to my thoughts, but once they're out, I only deal with the typos. And a few people can attest that I don't always do that well.
I can accept that this failure is on me. I'm feeling discouraged, as I've wanted to be a writer since I was 12. Falling on my face leaves me uncertain where to go next. I suppose that I'll search around for more sites to write for, but I have to admit that seems pretty daunting.
A return to gaming or maybe just reviews in general, would be fairly easy. But, that feels like admitting that my skills weren't cut out for long form writing. I cannot control what's available, but I feel like I have to push myself.
The failure is still fresh, but I'll need to turn over the soil and replant. Or, maybe just pull another face plant.
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