Presently, I sit here drinking.
Even now, I get to thinking.
(Not another not-poem, but my first two thoughts rhymed, so I put 'em together xP.)
Wrote the outline for the pilot episode of an offbeat superhuman story I've conceived. I suppose that's why I'm working to make this my career; even when I say "I'm not working tonight," I end up working on something because I just have so much fun doing it.
On an unrelated note:
@Pinwheel, I've never seen any of your stuff, I don't think, but based on what @jpnakashima said, it sounds like you're throwing yourself into the trap I touched on before: disqualifying yourself. Telling other people your stuff is terrible will do three things:
- Give an excuse to haters who want to shit on you for any reason (or no reason).
- Stop casual browsers from looking at your work. (They either believe you when you say you're terrible or assume you're just after sympathy.)
- Earn you sympathy views, ironically. But these tend to be single-look viewers, not repeat viewers, and even those who repeat on this basis will only do so for as long as you remain visibly pathetic.
In my view, if you truly thought it sucked, you wouldn't consider sharing it. But you do, so you must believe it is worthwhile to do so. If you're gun-shy about criticism, that's fair given how painful a lot of it can be. But, if you believe you have some level of talent and believe that you have the ability to make something beautiful, don't let your own voice be what stops you. If someone tries to tear you down, resist that. If your work needs work, you'll hear soon enough from people who actually have constructive criticism to provide. You'll take that, you'll ponder that, and you'll improve.
Great stories are seldom created in a vacuum. We must not just accept, but actively chase the criticism that can help us improve.