In an interesting post, a few weeks ago, Luc Reid explores in his post, "Your Opinion and Twenty-Five cents: Judging Your Own Writing"
Luc says, "I don't know, personally, whether it's merely difficult or actually impossible for writers to judge our own writing well"
I've often bemoaned the fact that I never know what's going to sell. It's very odd. But is this the same as quality? I wonder.
A recent sell to a good market was on it's 12th sub. So you could argue that it's just a case of hitting the right market with the right editor. There's an art of matching story to venue. It's all very difficult.
This week I've revisited some of my older stories, to give them a quick polish before submitting. Definitely distance in time makes a lot of difference in the ability to make judgments about a story.
What do you think? Are you able to tell the quality of your own work? Does it matter? If you don't know what you're doing right, is it possible to improve?