It is September, and time for the Insecure Writers Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Today is the 2nd Year anniversary of this group, which is an amazing achievement. Many thanks to Alex for all the writers and their insecurities he's helped over the past 2 years.
I wrote a Dear Diary on the Writer Diaries recently, and about how much writing is about keeping faith in oneself. The full post is here if you are interested.
I wanted to talk on a similar theme for this month's Insecure Writers post. At times it is hard to have the faith, or self-confidence to believe that one day we'll make, or that this manuscript will turn out okay, or that we have the ability to do it. It's hard to keep on going. We can rely on other's at these moments to lift us up and say we can do it.
We can celebrate those in between achievements. It can be hard to feel like you'll ever get to celebrate the published book or agent found or finished manuscript when you are in the throes of a difficult chapter, but you can celebrate getting 100 words done or sorting out a plot point. They all add up.
We'll all get there, and when we do, we'll only set ourselves another goal to aim towards and worry we won't make.
So perhaps we should just quit worrying. Easier said than done! Any thoughts?