Well, ANONYMOUS (if that IS in fact your real name), it JUST SO HAPPENS I did a podcast with the lovely ladies at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves where I expounded on my feelings about Jensen Ackles’s between seasons beard and his alarmingly increasing stubble levels on the show. My feelings about his facial hair are surprisingly strong, for something that is probably truly none of my business (I may have over-reached a tad in describing it in the podcast itself cough). You will note that the banner image sarahmoon (MAYBE YOU KNOW HER) used for the podcast is of Jensen Ackles’s beardless face and I think that alone is an argument for why no beard is necessary. HIS JAWLINE IS TOO GREAT TO CONCEAL. WHY. So I guess the moment I cannot see his jawline on Supernatural is the moment I stop watching it. On the highly scientific Joshua Jackson Scale. It does not even register, it is that unwelcome.
I hope this clears things up.
DUDE RIGHT??? her books are unlike anything i’ve ever read, and on top of that she’s super nice and loves her fans.
it was super hard to find a gif of dean looking happy when he was hugging someone
but I persevered because I wanted you to know how happy this ask made me in dean gif form because no words could adequately express it
Hi! Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words!
A big part of the writing process is letting go of the writing. There’s a difference between understanding in the moment that a sentence or a scene or a chapter is not what you want it to be and needs improvement and realizing that maybe someday in the future you’ll be a better writer with a better understanding of your craft and you could’ve told the story even better than you did.
I improve with each book I write. I could not improve without having written them. I accept them as the best I could do at the time, and I’m proud of them because at that point in time, as the writer I was, I don’t think I could’ve done better.
You will bring your novel together the way it needs to be brought together. Let this fear go and you’ll know when you’re done. Embrace where you are and focus on making your work the best it can be as the writer you are right now. Teach yourself how to appreciate your writing for what it IS. Because if you are so caught up in what it COULD be, you’re going to squander the talent you possess with a lot of useless second-guessing. Imagine you wrote a beautiful sentence and were so concerned it could be even more beautiful, you denied it. That would be a shame.
I hope this helps!