Hello lovely readers!
As artists I know that sometimes we get a little shy when it comes to sharing our work. Critiques and editorial sessions can be an artist’s worst nightmare. Too often we focus on all the work that needs to be done and the changes that need to be made. Instead we should focus on the positive feedback first. Acknowledge the achievement and progress we have already made.
If we can see the good in anything right where it is, mistakes and all, then we can let it unfold into it’s full magnificence.
This is the process I am currently going through with my book. I am carefully reading through each page with a fine tooth comb… in other words, I hired an editor. Luckily I am blessed to have a close friend who is a professional writer & editor. Three cheers for Melissa Goslin Collins! Hip hip hooray! Her knowledge, gentle guidance and sense of humor is making this part of the process a lot less daunting.
I am happy to report that Melissa has read through the entire manuscript and has given me some incredibly positive feedback. Yay!!!! She told me that laughter, tears and inspiration all found her within these pages. I’d say it’s a good sign to keep moving forward!
I’ve been going through some of her notes today. There are quite a few typos, etc. that I need to fix, but for now let’s focus on the positives…
And just like that I am uplifted, encouraged and motivated. I am actually excited about editing misspelled words and adding commas. I know this is part of the process. The sooner it is completed, the sooner it will be published so you can read it too!
The next time you have someone critique your art remember to highlight all the positives in your mind. Write them down if you need to. Remember you have the power within you to make it shine even brighter.
Love & Blessings,