PREPARE TO GET PROBED.
Ha ha ha, no, no, silly, not like that.
I mean, “Prepare to get probed rectally.”
Wait, I mean, “not rectally.”
Sorry! Sorry. Always get that one wrong.
So, from time to time it’s a good idea to shove your own penmonkey dreams under the lens of the microscope, see how things are going for you. As such, it’s time for a report card if you’re willing.
The questions — and you can answer as many or as few of these as you care to — are:
How’s it going, writing-wise?
How goes progress on any current projects? Whatcha working on?
Any problems with said projects? Issues you’re having?
Anything I or the lovely community of terribleminds can help with?
(This is also a good time to ask for beta readers if you need ’em.)
Beyond individual projects, how’s the bigger picture looking?
What are your strengths as a writer and storyteller?
More importantly: what and where are your weaknesses?
So: there you go.
A few self-eval questions to get you talking.
I’ll hang up and wait for your answer.