I made a fatal mistake yesterday. I peeked at my work and started making some edits. Ugh.
So why is that so bad? Because I was trying to write this book without doing that. Because when I did, I started thinking how awful it was written and it needed this and that and then my confidence level tanked. So when I tried to jump back into where I was--it was hard to move forward.
What made me do it? I received a free book in the mail and started reading it. I loved the way the author detailed every movement of his character. I know, I know--his book read like that only because he had edited it a million times.
But I started comparing. And that's when I fell apart. Whenever I compare my achievements to someone else's--it changes everything. My eyes turn a shade of green and I choke.
So I put my WIP aside for a day.
Today I'll give myself a pep talk and pray that God will spur me on to do this and He'll work it out the way it should be. And maybe, just maybe I'll get that momentum back.
Have you found yourself discouraged in some things because you compared yourself to others?
It's an easy trap to shut down , as well.
Praying you have a move forward day today!