How do you judge yourself? (i mean writing point of view) To make it a little less obscure, How do you come to know your own quality when it comes to writing? Whenever one writes a story/novel/poetry he/she has some opinion about his/her work. 'Wow! I dont believe I wrote this.' or 'Crap! I suck at writing.' While, on the other hand, a person reading his/her work may think completely opposite. Getting critiqued by some reliable source is one way. But it is a little vague. Different people different opinions. And another question, what do you feel about your work when after completion you read it yourself?