Compare... do you ever compare a good book to your own, and it makes you feel hopeless, like everything you have done pales in comparison, like you should try and make it grander, bigger, better just to make your book fit in.
I try and not do this, but like most authors I find it nearly impossible.
Every time a character sticks with me after reading a particular book, I find myself wishing readers of my book will look at my chars this way.
Learning to be ME is becoming the biggest obstacle of all during the process of becoming a writer.
Trying to write with my own voice while growing from others authors who inspire me-and yet not letting those voices control mine is a strange place to be.
What do you think?
Thx for any comment you might