It's the first Wednesday of the month time for IWSG where we writers help each other deal with our insecurities. Thanks to Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh, for providing writer's a safe and supportive format to speak openly, and without fear, about the insecurities that come with the craft of writing. Be sure to check out the IWSG Facebook page where writers can garner support more than once a month.
Like most writers my insecurities run the gamut from I can never do this to I was meant to do this. Each month when it's time to write my IWSG post I have a plethora of insecurities to chose from. Since I don't want to bore you with my angst, I will just pick the one that is screaming louder than the rest this week which is, Will they read it?
After spending so much time writing, rewriting, and rewriting my novel again and again, the thought that no one will want to read it is horrifying. I am well aware that what I write isn't for everyone, but what if it's for no one? What if I've spent all this time writing and no one reads it? Wait! There is one person who will read it and love it, good old mom. I know without a doubt my mom will read my novel and she will love it. She will love it even if it's the worse thing ever written she will still brag that it was written by her daughter. Sigh, I feel so much better. Aren't Mom's wonderful? I love my mom so much and even when she's not with me she still manages to ease my insecurities. After all as Abe Lincoln said, All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Thanks, Mom for always being my number one fan!
How are your insecurities doing this month? Do you have a number one fan that can help smooth them out for you?