Friday, August 31, 2012
The Most Interesting Thing: Is Your Book a Green Triangle or a Yellow Square?
That's when I read this quote by Kristin Cashore:
"In the end -- and I mean this 100% -- what matters is what you think of your book. Don't get me wrong, this can change based on the intelligent commentary of others. Speaking personally, criticism by others has absolutely helped me to see my own books more clearly, in all their flaws. But don't forget that some of the people who express reactions to your books will actually be judging a green triangle as if it is a failed attempt at a yellow square. Those criticisms hurt, but they're not actually relevant to your process. It's safe to let them go."
--From Kristin Cashore's Blog (Advice to New Writers)
Even if you're not a new writer, I strongly recommend reading the entire article.
These wise words by an author I deeply respect helped me decide to fight for my green triangle.
Have you ever felt like your green triangle was judged as though it were a yellow square? What did you do?