Walking the Path
One of the things I love about writing is the ability to create characters and put them through all kinds of horrors without, in most cases, legal consequences. The impossible can become possible. Vampires can stop being the dark monsters from your nightmares to heroes. Killers can return from their graves as often as you choose. There are no limits.
However, the problem I have always had involved the mechanics of writing. I like the freedom of just writing about whatever I want but when it gets to the point of breaking it all down, my eyes tend to glaze over a bit. In school, I had the pesky bad habit of rushing through my work and not double checking my answers. I made the good grades but some could have been better if I had put more effort in to spotting my mistakes. This habit has carried on to my writing. Receiving the rejection letters which state “Good but not good enough” can be a bit disheartening but can raise the level of determination.
Part of walking the path of a writer is putting in the hard work. Reading a piece over and over correcting the grammar or plot errors. Not settling for mediocre. It’s a lesson I’m still learning.