Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Insecure Writers Group


It is time once again for me to bare my writing insecurities. IWSG is hosted by the very talented Alex J Cavanaugh.

So what are my insecurities this month?

Let's see, I started NaNoWriMo and probably won't finish, I feel guilty. I always start, but never finish. I am working on a non-fiction inspirational that has been in the works over 2 years. I keep adding to it and hope an agent or publisher picks it up.

My biggest insecurity is I feel my writing is never good enough. I hate rejection, in fact I stopped writing for awhile because of it. I realize it's a big part of the writing puzzle and I need to understand without rejection I cannot be a writer.

What's your writing insecurities this month?


9 comments:

Kaye Draper said...

Don't give up! I've done Nano and not finished (but by Zeus, I was close!) I think it's more about participating, doing your best, and if nothing else you've got a good start on your book, right? Give yourself some credit. Writing isn't the only thing you do. I have to tell myself time and time again, I work full time at a very emotionally stressful job, am married, have a three year old... there just aren't enough hours in a day. When you look at all you do, it's amazing if you get one sentence on the page! Keep at it. Best of luck! (and hello from IWSG)

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

I think many of us feel exactly the same. That's why we are insecure! Even the top best selling novelists say they are insecure too. They never know when the bubble will burst or when thier creativity will either dry up or be no longer wanted. Just keep going. As the previous commenter said - if you've made a start then thats great! I shall follow you with interest!

C.M.Brown said...

We all tend to feel this way, especially in the beginning the most important thing is to keep going and not give up! Even if you just add a little every now and again you are moving forward.

You will never know if you could succeed unless you try.

CarolynBrown-Books

Ink in the Book said...

Don't ever give up! Rejection hurts terribly bad but if you give up, you will never accomplish your goal: to get published.

Never. Quit.

(((hugs)))

Michael Johnson said...

Deborah,
I'm totally with you on the writing insecurities part. I have shelved my writing since summer because of my apprehensions over submitting my work to others for criticism. It hasn't been a positive process in the past. I need to develop a thicker skin.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Even if you don't finish, bet you write more than if not for NaNo!

Candilynn Fite said...

Ah! Don't stop writing. It's always scary to put yourself out there Debra. Just remember, write your story, put as much passion into it as you can, and you're sure to make an impression on someone. :) Hugs!!

Gina said...

Don't stop writing. Rejection is never fun, but it's the only thing that'll make you a better writer, the way your muscles ache after exercise... You'll get there, you just have to trust yourself!

Lex Cobain said...

NaNo is a big undertaking but a challenge you can make your own- on your own terms. You can do it, and you ARE good enough. Kick rejection to the curb, learn from it and let it wash away- it's only there to help refine the fabulous that you are already! Keep writing :)

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