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.
After being a part of this group for almost two years now, you would think I've run out of insecurities to talk about; sadly, I have not. This month I'm wondering if I'll have the strength to finish the fight. Will I have the stamina to stay the course? Yes, I've had months where I feel great about myself as a writer, but at other times I ask myself, "Why in the world are you doing this?' It is in those times of reflection that I remember why I'm do it; because I love it!
All my life I have been telling stories to my siblings, friends, students, children and now, hopefully soon, with the public. Yes, writing a story from beginning to end is much harder than I thought it would be. Yes, some days I want to take my plotting chart, keyboard, computer, and anything else that relates to my writing, and through it into the deep end of our pool, but I don't, I just keep going. Fighting everyday to get the story that is inside of me, out. Staying focused on a quote I recently discovered by Pierre Corneille, When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph. I hope that at the end of this fight, I'm able to take glory in the triumph.
How are your insecurities treating you this month?