replied to your post “i skimmed some of my 2011 fic and i’m pretty embarrassed by it i…”
Dude, thank you. Sometimes I reread old stuff and then I ask myself why I write. Who gave me a laptop and let me think for myself? They are so dumb.
my stuff is totally dumb!!! and yesterday i was having an off day, which majorly increased the negativity on my writing like whoa, but today i’m feeling a lot more positive and i’m kind of glad that i’ve changed my writing style and improved and like. you have to write shit to write good. like. i will still be embarrassed by it, but i’m also going to be a little bit fond of the writing style because ah ha ha, purple prose is amazing and i prefer it to hemmingway tbh (but again, not in excess james joyce and his madness stream of consciousness which i loathe reading virginia woolf) but it’s part of the journey, y’know?
all these embarrassing mistakes and reflections of oh man that was a terrible turn of phrase, bad characterization, bad storytelling devices is part of the process of improving and then realizing yep, i’m not going to do that again! and, okay, maybe there’s relapses, the offdays, things applicable in other stories not written by you that is also kind of part of this (never ever ending) learning curve, but i bet if you rewrote your old stuff it would be loads better — not just in writing style but how it was structured, etc. and i’m not saying that you should do that? but if you did, the difference would be pretty damn noticeable because you’ve become even more awesome the more you write.
xD, and like, yeah, the fic we wrote were dumb, but we were… idk. 2011. i’d be 17, and i had different approaches on how to write fic to how i write it now. and character development happens in all sorts of ways.