It's time for my monthly contribution to the Insecure Writer's support group. It's a group started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, so that writers can support each other and not feel so alone with all our writer's insecurities. If you'd like to learn more about this group or see the other blogs that are participating please go HERE. Side note...this is my 75th blog post. Woo hoo. :)
I've written more in the past two weeks than I have in the past two months. Good thing, I know, but I realized I'm half way done with my WIP. What's wrong with that you ask? Well, I have been about half way for the past four months. Needless to say, I haven't been writing much. The less I write the more my insecurities increase.
What do you think you're doing? You're a fake, pretending to be a writer? You think you'll actually finish a book? ...That's who I like to call Ms. Naysayer by the way. She's a constant in my head. Telling me all the little insecure comments, I can't handle.
Then I read back some chapters I wrote and think, huh, this isn't half bad. What are you delusional? This is crap. No one will ever read this s**t. ...annnnd she's back.
So, what's an insecure writer to do? Keep writing I guess. I gave myself a deadline. (so, if any of you feel like stopping by and yelling at me to "Get writing" feel free.) Keeping my fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Oh, and if any of you murder mystery writer have a good way of killing someone off... Ms. Naysayer's got to go.
I hope you're all doing well. Do you have your very own Ms. Naysayer? Think your writing's good or are we just all delusional?