Happy New Year!
May 2013 be healthy and prosperous. May your dreams be realized and goals accomplished. I hope each day will bring you happiness and the darkest weather will glow with sunshine.
Each first Wednesday of every month, writers post their doubts, concerns and insecurities without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Others offer assistance and guidance in the comments. Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brain child of Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh.
A warm welcome to January's co-hosts Tyrean Martinson and Jamie Gibbs.
For a full list of participants click here and hop on over to offer your own words of encouragement and/or assistance.
Over the past year I can honestly say I've grown both as a writer and a reader. This Group has helped me deal with fears and concerns, and offered warm words. I realized I'm not the only one who deals with writer's insecurities. Today, I can push past writing issues thrown at me and keep my focus.
Nevertheless, a doubt always lingers. Is my work good enough? Will I be able to support my family with writing (that's my goal)? Can I really write as many books as I want this year? Will anyone like my work? There's just not enough time in a day!
If you had to answer these questions, you're not alone. I think doubting yourself is part of being human and wanting to improve your craft. I know now that these questions will remain with me forever and all I can do is keep writing, learning and perfecting the craft.
Have you had these questions? Welcome to 2013!