Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hope - Insecure Writers Support Group for October 2013

 This is my seventh 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!"
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?


Tonja Drecker said...

Those are wonderful wishes! Nice to see that someone else's husband hints at the job, but I won't give in if you don't ;)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

My husband used to wish the same thing. Now he wishes I sold more books. LOL. Men are so funny.