Hey everyone! *waves* I'd planned to be back in the beginning of May but somehow every year forget that May-early June is a span in which I barely have time to breathe let alone blog, Facebook, Twitter, and write. Among other stuff. I can't promise I will get around to commenting but will read blogs and reply to comments here.
I promised I'd follow up on my Self Lovin' Bloghop with a couple things that stood out to me in all the posts.
One was the commonality of what writers named as their strength. There were only about 3 things across the board: characterization, dialogue, and voice. There were one or two other things mentioned but, for the most part, those were the big ones. And all strengths to be proud of in writing. (A handful of folks participated but didn't sign up--you can find them in the comment section of the original linked post.)
The thing that stuck out (yes, like a sore thumb, y'all!) was that 90% of the posts also named what is was the person thought they did poorly. Or gave almost an apology before moving on to the strength. As in "I think I'm good at x, BUT..." I'm no innocent in this! I started to do the same thing before forcing myself to delete the preface.
Why is so darn hard to give oneself props? I know it isn't specific to the writing community but it sure seems to be prevalent here.