This quote comes from Barbara Kingsolver, author of Flight Behavior. I never read over or let anyone else read my rough draft until I’m ready to start editing. That lets me focus in on the story and forget about what someone else will say. I think this quote summarizes that nicely!
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” – Barbara Kingsolver