Hubby: That was an awesome movie.
Me: Yep (trying hard to repress any complaints).
Hubby: (clearly seeing through my struggle to keep quiet) Why didn't you like it?
Me: I did like it. I just thought the ending would have been better if...
See what I mean? I am a picky person.
As I think back on movies, books or shows that I LOVED, loved enough to overlook any weaknesses, I wonder what made them special. Great character development? Awesome plot? New and exciting ideas? A combination of the three? I don't have the answer, but I do know when I walk away amazed, someone else's creation has changed me.
The pickiness is, in part, what can hold me back as a writer. I am not perfect. I know many of my weaknesses. But how can I overcome the weakness enough to finish my book?
I want to know how you can overcome and go forward. I want to know what element you think makes a book or movie special. I want to know if someone else's creation has ever changed you.
So, come on. Spill it!