It’s that day again. Yes, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day. But today is different from previous IWSG days because I’m co-hosting today!
Thanks goes to Alex Cavanaugh, ninja captain extraordinaire for creating this group. Allowing us to come together to share our woes and encourage each other in our journey to creative careers.
To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above. And don’t forget to check out my other co-hosts: Lauren Hennessy, Lisa Buie-Collard, Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgaard!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
Credit image: TotallyHistory.com/ Source: Edvard Munch, “The Scream.” Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard, 1893
My writing history has not been a consistent one. I loved writing my little series and ghoulish cards when I was younger. And English was my favorite class and best subject by far. Yet, what can account for the breaks in my writing history? The answer is simple and something we all share as human beings.
Fear. Fear of not being good enough. Fear that no one will like your story. Fear that you’ll never write the kind of story as great as you’d imagined it. Fear, fear, fear.
I’d already dreamt of having a career in writing. I often fantasized about having book signings packed with hordes of fans. Invitations from my high school to give a talk about my work. And following their dreams. I even fantasized working as an English creative writing/ poetry college professor.