Hi *waves* this is my first post for the Insecure Writers Group and I'm so thankful to have found such a great concept to be apart of. Alex Cavanaugh is a genius with a heart of gold!
For those of you not a part of the Insecure Writers Group, please stop by, it's beneficial for all!
The first of every month you're able to post your thoughts and struggles you have as a writer. Whatever is on your mind is what you write... so here we go.
My confession (aka insecurity): I'm a scared writer.
You know the ones, they start writing something and afraid people will hate it so they toss it in the dumpster? In a day, week, month, I probably rewrite the same words over and over again. I've written several novels and yet the minute their finished I'm no longer confident that it's any good.
The solution I've found? Critique partners and beta readers.
I've realized the more I write the more I need a system. With each obstacle I come across I work hard to find a solution so I can get back in the game. I'll probably always be a scared writer... it's not easy putting your work out there to be judged so many times. It's hard to remember that agents base their thoughts on taste and it's not that your book sucks. You want the agent to fall in love with your book, you characters, the works. You want them to pass on it if they don't feel connected, the novel is what connects you to the agent and the reader.
I've been blessed to become a part of team Still Moments Publishing. They're an e-publisher and so far they've helped me perfect three beautiful short stories.
It's the small steps towards the big goal that keep me as a writer going. I'm not sure what my path will be, but isn't that half the fun?
Writers were born to be adventurous... even during those scared bouts. Do you ever find yourself to be a scared writer? How do you come out of your shell?