It’s the first Wednesday of the month! What does the camel say (for those that have seen the commercials) “What day is it? – Hump Day!”
It’s also the day of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, hosted by Head Ninja, Alex J. Cavanaugh. There are some co-hosts this month too: Jamie Ayers, Sheena-kay Graham, Julie Musil, and Mike L. Swift. Thanks everyone.
**********What’s your fear? No really. What is your greatest fear? It isn’t success. It’s what comes after success. Okay – maybe that isn’t your greatest fear. I would imagine though it is a fear all the same. I love accomplishment. I love success. I hate failure or letting others down.
So, if you got published the pressure is on. You have to keep writing now. You have to keep writing and keep your readers happy. But what is you can’t or don’t?
I sure hope as a writer you wanted to write, not for the money (do i hear laughter?), but because you had something to share. I know I did. There is literally something in my soul that drives me to write. You wouldn’t have ever guessed that the timid girl who couldn’t spell to save her life would grow up to write anything. But I did.
Now I have to keep writing. But I would have done that anyway. Published or not. The self doubt of ‘am i good enough,’ Hasn’t diminished because a publisher saw my value. I feel worried that my next story won’t be as good as the first and will disappoint people. Or what if the next story I write doesn’t get published at all?
Well, lets take the nay-Sayers of the world and put them to use. Say nay to all those bad voices and move on. We write, not because of the next book, not because you might be the next big author, but because your soul tells you to.
If you let the doubt win and you stop doing what you love, you could become a One Hit Wonder. Say nay and have a wonderful Wednesday.
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