People have a tendency to stop short of doing their best. It’s a self-defense mechanism. If they don’t write the things they really want, if they don’t pour out the real effort, then the failure they’re imagining (and will most likely experience) can’t hurt them that deeply. Criticism slides right off, because they have a dirty little secret: this wasn’t the real try anyway... I’m done with writing safe, bloodless manuscripts that get me nowhere.
(sorry about your shrinking territory, MySpace...)
You know, at some point you just have to feel bad for the kid:
RPattz doing "The Ugly Dance" - click through for full effect.
THIS WEEK IN BONUS RANDOM!
So a few of us here at YA Highway (okay, Emilia and me) got to playing with the Meme Generator,
and one thing led to another...