I am TOTALLY insecure about my writing. I'm in a love - hate relationship with it and I don't even know if I just used an en dash, em dash or a hyphen between the words love - hate.
I've re-read (there I go again with the dash thingy) my manuscript over and over and each time it gets changed. There are times that I'm tempted to just trash it and start on something completely different and then there are times that I'm completely surprised by how much I love my manuscript.
But I don't know how to stop reading it and analyzing every little thing! Please tell me I'm not the only one who is going through this mind boggling self torment.
Can you guess how I feel about anyone else reading it? Yeah, makes me want to puke just thinking about it. I've heard over and over "Don't take critiques personal, it's not you it's the writing," blah blah blah, but come on. How can I not take it personally when I've invested so much into writing this thing? It scares the crap out of me and I'm scared to even have a real beta reader. I'd love one, but I'm so insecure, I can't hit the send button.
Today I stumbled across an Insecure Writer's Support Group. Author Alex J. Cavanaugh has created a blog to help writers share and encourage each other throughout their insecurities. Sounds like a good plan so I signed up. Hopefully I can bolster enough courage one of these days to actually send my manuscript to some willing
So the rules are, every 1st Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day. I will have to share some struggles and triumphs and along the way hopefully work through my insecurities.
I'm a bit late for the Wednesday post since today is Friday, but I just found out about it and wanted to let the rest of you know about it too.
So, are you just as insecure as I am? Join the Blog Hop and encourage other aspiring authors with me.