IWSG—Insecure Writers Support Group, coming together on the first Wednesday of every month for a virtual pat on the back.
Writers have many things in common.
Creativity, drive, the ability to hear small still voices in a crowd.
Those are the good things. Other traits are not so desired.
Introvert. Not many of us are the outgoing type, the life of the party. We smile and nod then turn back to our pens and keyboards.
Ego. Our self-image has more to do with context than substance. We don’t look at ourselves as runway models or beefcake stars but as the common Joe or Jane. The difference is that we have a story to tell. Our egos come to the fore when an agent rejects a manuscript or a critique comes back with red slash-and-burn pen marks. That beloved work, our baby...no one likes it. *grieve*
The above traits, in my opinion, pale beside this creativity killer though.
Insecurity or I’m not good enough.
This ugly beast raises its head at least several times a week. Good book reviews, a big thank you from a fan, virtual hugs from my blogger buddies throw a blanket over it like a smothered cat, but it always finds a way to wiggle way out, one ear at a time.
Insecurity never leaves my side, always whispering in honeyed tones,
“Wilder Mage is a fluke. Quit trying. Stop writing. It’s no use.”
For the love of all that is Holy, how do you silence that nasty little Voice?
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Insecure Writers Support Group: The Final Frontier.
These are the continuing voyages of the Ninja Captain, AJC. His mission, to explore all new writing venues, to seek out new authors and new blogs.
To boldly go where no blogateer has gone before.