Trust in myself.
It's amazing. I went to class last night and the teacher gave me back Chapters 13 and 14 of 'Blue.'
Blessedly, wonderfully, she loved it. Hardly made a change at all. Only a few minor errors in grammar.
What was interesting to me - and this has happened before - she highlighted two areas that needed fleshing out. The reason it was interesting is that, when rereading the chapters before submitting to her, I had qualms about those very passages, but dismissed them as foolish and unnecessary to change.
My bad! I've got to learn to trust my instincts. When I read a passage or a phrase or even a WORD, and it feels funny on my tongue, or I furrow my brow in puzzlement --
Then it's time to give that a second, or even third glance. And make a change.
I wonder if it's laziness? Or wanting to get the chapter done and over with? Or just plain fatigue?
I'm not sure - but I'm going to put another little sticky note on the edge of my computer that says - TRUST YOURSELF.
Life is worth the extra time.