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This is my post for Insecure Writer's Support Group for October 2013. The topic I chose for this one is "hope."
I have to admit, first off, that this month, as I am submitting stories for two anthologies (one I am putting together myself), I am feeling a bit insecure about my writing again. It comes from reading the wonderful stories put forward by others for the same anthologies and feeling as though I can never match the brilliance in their writing.
But I still have hope. I hope and believe that I can still learn enough to improve my writing and make it better. I hope and believe that, someday, I will be able to write something that I can truly be proud of, and I still have hope that someday, others will look at my writing and think, "Wow! She's so good!" as I so often think about the writing of others.
I hope that someday I can earn a living from my writing, (or at least enough that my husband stops hinting that he thinks I should go out looking for a 9 to 5 job). I hope that someday I will have enough writing experience under my belt that I will be able to help others achieve their writing dreams too.
I have hope that someday an agent will see a pitch for one of my many stories and will be completely smitten with my story and my writing, and I have hope that soon after, a publisher will follow them in being smitten.
Most of all, I hope I will find a way past this debilitating procrastination and FINISH the edits on my already-written novels and start writing the other novels that I have planned. I'm not going to make my dream come true by putting off the work towards it.
What do you hope?