Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Doubt - Insecure Writer's Support Group post for February #IWSG




This is my third monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group post. The IWSG is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. The purpose of the IWSG is:
 "to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!"

Doubt. It's one of those things that every writer lives with on a constant basis. All of us. Whether we are published or brand new at this writing stuff. And I am not any different from the rest. I'd like to believe that my doubts and fears are somehow bigger than everyone else's, but I know that's not true. The difference is that some people work past their doubt, or they work in spite of their doubt. And some people let the doubt eat away at their resolve; they let it convince them to give up. I refuse to give up.

It might take me longer than other writers, but I will succeed. I believe in dreaming big, and I don't intend to let any excuses stop me from working towards my dream, and that includes that plaguing self-doubt that keeps trying to creep in and convince me I'm not good enough to keep trying. (It's been trying very hard lately to convince me to give up.)

Anything worth dreaming about is also worth effort and work. It's worth giving it our hearts.

What about your dreams? You're not going to let a little self-doubt stop you, are you?


1 comment:

Sandy Campbell said...

A great subject "doubt". I got some excellent advice today on my blog from seasoned writers....I am wanting to write, so I am new! And I feel that doubt is self defeating.....I don't have doubt actually...I just don't have the skills to develop my characters....so I was given some resources that I will be tapping into when this day is finished!! My goodness....so many blogs to visit and put the good advice to work for me. I think my problem is just questions...I know I have the ability...it is just the outline I guess I want to say that is needed. Does that make sense? I wish you well, and will visit with you again. A very good post I must say!! sandysanderellasmusings