Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Insecure Writer's Support Group #2
The Insecure Writers' Support Group, started and hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, strikes again!
Today, I wasn't sure what to write for this group.
You see, I do have insecurities as a writer, but today I have some fruits of success to report. It feels ironic/paradoxical . . . or just odd to report that my poem "here or there" has been published today online at Every Day Poets.
In his post, Alex admitted that he hasn't always dreamed of being an author, and yet he has found success.
I have dreamed about being a writer for years, but I have to admit I haven't always put in the hours needed to hone my writing. I daydream about my writing more than I actually get writing done. I have a tough time focusing on one project for long periods of time.
In fact, right now I'm trying to finish my revision of The Crystal Sword, but the last few days I've worked more on character files and writing warm ups for the next NaNo, coming next month. I was tripping along at 1,000 or more words of revision a day, and now 4 days have gone by, and ooops - I've been writing 600 words a day of "other stuff" that has little to do with The Crystal Sword.
So, to echo Alex's post, sometimes when I have success I feel like maybe I don't deserve it. And, sometimes when I am almost done with a project, I have a tough time seeing it to the end when something new and exciting is beckoning just around the corner.
If you can, please take a moment and check out "here or there" at Every Day Poets today - it's only as good as the editing help I received from the editors at Every Day Poets. Thank you editors!
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11