Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Loneliness of Not Belonging

Have you ever read the winning entries of a magazine fiction contest and wondered how did these stories win? What's so special about them? I'm falling asleep as I read this crap. I can't get past the first paragraph... I do. Then I wonder why I bother at all. What I consider to be good will never align with what the majority thinks is good.

I tell myself to quit whining (to myself) over it, just worry about becoming a better writer (subtitle drop). But how do I know if I'm getting better if I don't adhere to the same standards of "good" as everyone else? Isn't that concept one that a majority agrees with?

Is it really good if I'm the only one to think so?

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