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Poll About Writing

So, I was chatting with someone who was angsting a bit about something they'd written. I said everyone hates what they write. She disagreed. We argued. Thus? Poll!

Are you ever fully satisfied with your own writing?

Yes, I RULE.
8(4.6%)
No, I hate everything.
22(12.6%)
Sometimes, really it just depends on the piece.
133(76.0%)

Have you ever threatened to quit writing completely?

Yes
38(21.8%)
No
96(55.2%)
Every now and again
36(20.7%)

On a scale of one (easy-as-pie) to 10 (I-cry-daily), how stressful is the writing process for you?

Mean: 5.59 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.99
1
0(0.0%)
2
9(5.1%)
3
22(12.4%)
4
27(15.3%)
5
32(18.1%)
6
21(11.9%)
7
32(18.1%)
8
22(12.4%)
9
9(5.1%)
10
3(1.7%)

Do you ever HATE what you write and feel completely mystified as to why other people seem to like it?

Yes, you people are crazy.
37(21.3%)
No, I love myself!
14(8.0%)
Sometimes, really it just depends on the piece.
102(58.6%)


I'm really, really interested in your thoughts on this, so feel free to expand in comments if you'd like.
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