So I came across this website from Alex J. Cavanaugh called IWSG – If you haven’t heard of it, it is Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. A day for writers everywhere to be okay sharing the insecurities they are feeling about their writings. What a great idea! And so, I joined.
For me right now I am absolutely feeling insecure about my writing.
I have finished my first draft, second draft and working on a third draft of my novel. Still I am far away from the word count I need, I am only in the low 60K and since I am not writing a romance I need to have at least another 10K words. I have added new chapters and I am now adding a third characters viewpoint into the story, so I hope this will help me out.
Still as I go through the third draft I can’t help but begin to wonder is it really good enough?
Am I wasting my time?
Who do I think I am that I can write and publish a book?
Am I too old?
To lazy? ……Well, you get the picture…..
Sometimes I can look at the words on my page and go… “Wow, did I really write that? I am amazing!”
Sometimes I can look and go “Seriously, did I actually write that? What is wrong with me.”
I think (at least I hope) that all writers go through this process. Still, it is hard.
Plus, I have a ton of other ideas floating around my head and filling up note pages on my computer but I don’t think it is fair to the current story to cheat on it with another new young fresh story. So I keep plugging away hoping I will finally know when this one truly done and I can move on…..
Okay well I got all that out and survived…