This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?
I can only answer part one.
Although I think of myself as a good writer and poet—when the mood strikes, I can’t hang on to the feeling that my work is worth anything more than black and white scribbles on a computer screen.
Think pendulum, I swing between being worthy and the woman with a shaking hand over the all too powerful backspace button. When worthy, the mood hits hard and I write up a storm. Oh, and like what I’ve typed.
But like the ocean, I can count on the feeling ebbing away leaving me a hot mess.
Future writer self?
To have the energy and self-esteem to write something worth reading every day. Without the constant pendulum. To feel like I’ve accomplished something creative every time I sit down. Because my creativity validates who I am.
I don’t need to be rich, or famous. In fact, I’d probably hate being both.
I guess what I’m saying is, my future self would believe in herself for more than a minute at a time.
I admire all of you so much for simply this reason. You do it. You live the writing life I want so bad.
I can only guess what Stephen King thinks or feels.
He claims to be just a normal every day guy… that happens to write stories.
I guess I want to feel like that.
Spending my lifetime writing stories as a normal-every-day gal.
Thanks for dropping by. Do you feel yourself swing from able-author to less-than? What do you do to keep at it?