a colleague of mine rossy was recently having her two articles published in a leading english newspaper in jakarta, the jakarta post. two in less than a month is obviously a good achievement.
after she made it, there is this snowball effect that will come to you once you started roll down from the uphill of your thinking and get those hidden thoughts put down into sentences and finally get printed. the chill is cooler than you think. and also the feedbacks.
yes, most are positive feedbacks. but not always. some critics will also want to say as much about the dark side of your moon.
this brings me to reflect back to a few lines from a movie ratatouille. the movie was a usual dose of good pixar fun. but one thing that was said in the movie, about the work of critics, really caught my attention. i went hunting on the net, and managed to find the proper quote:
"in many ways, the work of a critic is easy. we risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. we thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. but the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so."