I just realized, that all through out NaNoWriMo ( I wasn’t really participating, I was only trying to write more in general) I was only constantly re-doing my first three chapters.
So for the past month, I’ve been starting a lot of threads here, made watching videos on writing advice my form of entertainment. going to critique threads, trying to improve the 3 chapters I already published. I’ve gotten at least (keep in mind least) 10 people to review my work in total, from Halloween to now.I’ve been checking my phone all the time, for whether or not I get replied on WP.
While I will say, my chapters and my writing in general have improved vastly; I feel like I’m doing it too much. It’s not that I’m trying to please everyone, I do take criticism my a grain of salt, and I do agree with criticism about 85% of the time. I’ve heard everything like “Don’t try to make your first chapter perfect” and “People’s first work naturally suck the most”. I’ve only been obsessing over the advice to always try to improve.
I feel like I might be afraid looking as much of a beginner as I am. I don’t know, I just feel like crying right now.
Should I just stop all of it, and focus on writing my chapters without trying to get criticism?