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How do you know?

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How do you know if your writng is good enough to even submit? I've been writing all of my life (as soon as I could) and I thought
i would always be one (a given), but it concerns me that I would be putting time in to write actual material and prepare it for submission only to be turning in work that's sub-par. I just don't know tha my writing is trong enough to put out there. How did you know if you were ready?
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okay, so no one has had to deal with this? you were all super confident or did you have someone help you or what? is there another thread on this already?
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I would workshop it in one way or another. I am currently paying to workshop my work with well-known published author in my state. That helps. I also took Creative Writing classes in college which gave me an idea of what things should be and how to critique my own work. Also, you should read work from the places you want to submit to. Does it seem to you that your work is as good as what you are reading? It is alot of trial and error to break into the world of literary journals and it may take a long time to get positive results, but it doesn't mean your work is bad... just you haven't found a home for it yet.
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I just figured that if I sucked no one would pay me. But I didn't "not try" because of fear. What's the worst that can happen? If you don't try, you won't succeed. You'll never get better trembling in your boots. Jump in.
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