Because I saw beauty in it.
The difference between pessimistic and subjective.
Alessandro Tinchini

That is an essential message that most budding writers (myself included) lack. Perfectionism surges up in our conscience and we lose sight of the reason why we spent time to create a piece of writing in the first place — because we personally saw value in it, and it’s not our loss if others don’t.

Accomplishing something you legitimately care about is something that is rarely done anymore. We forget that somebody else’s validation is completely unnecessary.

I struggle a lot with this when I write. I’m constantly editing as I go and rewording sentences, terrified of the possibility of me sounding like an incoherent mess to readers.

Our audience is what we conflict with the most. Who do we write for, ourselves or for others? If we write solely for ourselves we’ll come out with horrible writing fit for our own personal diaries (at least that’s what people say), and if we write only for other people we’ll end up quitting fast because the satisfaction is both slow in coming and fleeting.

I think there should be a balance between the two. You write for others to educate and send a valuable message that you’re perfectly fine with personally. You can write just to sell, but you can only cater to your readers for so long.

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