Seth Godin’s blog post this morning struck a nerve for me (it’s only four lines–go read it)
Not only is it super easy for us to think of ourselves as critics worth listening to, but writers worth reading.
Let’s never mind the critics since they are so unreliable. How do we determine whether our efforts deserve the reader’s time and money? Or even our own time and resources?
Do you care about the quality of your work? By whose standards do you measure it?
Do you even question the works value? Or is producing it the payback? What makes a work so self-serving merit readers attention?
If you haven’t considered whether the work you are producing is worthy of what you are asking for it (a reader’s time and money) then you are a hack.
But, that’s just my opinion, take it for it’s worth.