Remember that it’s okay to be wrong and make mistakes. In writing and in life. We live in a society where we think we must be perfect and feel like we’re being judged constantly. Maybe we are. BUT. As Methos once said, “We’re none of us perfect, MacLeod.” Expecting ourselves—or anyone else*—to be perfect is holding the world to an impossible standard. Have high standards, yes, but not unachievable ones. Otherwise your life will be one long disappointment.
*Be sure you’re not judging others harshly, either. Focus on your own work and don’t worry about anyone else’s. If someone wants your opinion, be grateful they think you’re worthy, and then be kind. Honest, of course, but focus on the positive.