Lance seriously motivated me to put more effort into my skin care routine… like I wanna put body lotion on my skin every night and treat myself with awesome soaps and take good care of my hair and stuff.
-Took flying lessons, can almost fly a plane. -Took boating lessons, can actually drive/use/sail/ a boat. -Took cooking lessons, can cook vegan food like a fucking champ, also can cook non vegan food like a fucking champ. -Can do anything with carbon fiber. -Can do anything with metal. -Can machine anything. -Can make oils and soaps. Like legit awesome oils and soaps for your skin. -Studied human anatomy, mostly to give massages to look like he knows what he is doing. -Can shift his truck pretty much without a clutch because he knows his stupid car that well. -Watched tv episodes so many times he can quote with our without the episode. -Attempted to hem his own junky jeans. -Literally just came home and only said he did okay on a test that most people get a 20-40 on, and got a 98.
I’ve seen so many fanfic authors who either apologize for their work and claim it’s not good enough or who apologize for thinking that they’re great, as if that makes them egocentric or something. It sort of kills me to see that.
1) Your best is always good enough. There are no exceptions. Your writing is a gift to your readers. You don’t need to apologize for it.
2) Thinking your work is great needs no apology. You have every right to be proud of your creative endeavors. Being proud and satisfied with your work is not the same thing as being haughty and elitist. You don’t need to apologize for recognizing that you did a good job.
I’m posting this because it’s something I wish people had told me twenty years ago when I first started posting fic. It’s okay to be proud of yourself. It’s okay to reread your own work and think it’s awesome. There’s nothing wrong with this at all.