|The view is always sweeter |
with a little support.
The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer's Support Group day created by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Some of you may already know I'm on a mini vacation, back in the States, and visiting my Dad (happy dance). But what you don't know is I still haven't shown him this blog since starting it last February. Not only that, he has never read my wip (with the exception of the first few pages I wrote two years ago). My mother, has never read a single word. And most people I know off-line, don't even know I write. Why? Because what if I'm a failure as a writer? To say I'm an insecure writer is an understatement. But you know what? Things are starting to change.
I was given a bit of advice from a wonderful woman I met on the plane coming over. She was a therapist, originally from New York, who was also an artist AND writer. She reminded me that all writers are insecure, even the ''big" names. What's important she said, is what you do with that information. In other words, don't let your insecurity become an obstacle that keeps you from writing. And if you truly want to write, you won't let it.
You know that amazing feeling you get when you write something that comes together perfectly? It doesn't happen to me often, but I love that feeling in fact, I'm addicted to it. Addicted to words that when placed in a certain sequence makes me vibrate. I truly want to become a good writer. So last night, my Dad took me to his writer's group and I read the flash fiction piece I wrote for my V post to everyone there. Guess what? I survived and now wish there was a writer's group where I live. Things are starting to change, more important,
I think I'm starting to change. Will that effect my writing? It sure will. Am I insecure about that? Yes, but I'll save that for another IWSG post. (;