What fears and insecurities hamper for you as a writer?
What makes you wonder if your words are good enough, the character arcs compelling enough, the scene enticing enough to be a page turner? Do these worries paralyze your creativity, leaving the pen dry and the paper empty? Or do they keep you from hitting that Enter key to send your manuscript off to a critique partner, a query contest, or an agent?
You are not alone! Many authors have struggled with feelings of inadequacy as a writer. It helps to see what others have gone through. Personally, I have struggled with the fear that what I write is not good enough. That I am kidding myself- how could I be a writer? How could I think I could hang with the likes of published authors? (See my article on Imposters Syndrome- below).
This month, a number of authors are sharing our experiences and thoughts about writing fears and insecurities as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog shares day. This month’s posts are co-hosted by these by: PK Hrezo, Pat Garcia, SE White, Lisa Buie Collard, and Diane Burton!
Below are links to a variety of author’s tips and discussions about their own experiences with doubts and fears as writers.
I also have several previous posts right here on this blog that may help with some suggestions to help get your on the ‘write’ track (sorry, couldn’t resist!).
Check out this months posts from these authors:
See? You are NOT alone! I hope you enjoy the posts and find some good nuggets to help bolster through your writing!