I said what I said.
Your mind is a garden. You can fill it up with anything you want. Peonies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, vegetables. And you can rain down sunshine and water and let the flowers bloom.
Or you can weed and weed widely. You can pull things out by the roots so that they never appear again. You can spread mulch so that you never have to weed again.
This is all up to you. You plant the goodness and you root out the evil in your mind.
So if you’re wondering what you can do to help the BLM movement. Think about doing some planting. Or some watering. For the ideas that we need. Or rooting out some bias.
It’s your call.
A critique partner is someone who looks at your writing before it’s sent out to query and gives you a first look of what someone might say about your writing, good or bad.
And while this is really essential to writing, (shoutout to my friend and critique partner, Chelsea who takes my writing as seriously as I do), I think also that people should have a critique partner for life.
Someone who isn’t afraid to tell you what’s wrong and how you can fix it. Someone who nudges you in the right direction when you can’t seem to pick a direction at all. Someone who loves what you’re doing and is waiting for you to do more of it.
So be unafraid to seek the opinions of your critique partners. We all have those people in our lives. Make sure they are a partner, and not just critiquing for the sake of it. You want them to grow with you.