Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - May - post #2
The purpose for the Insecure Writer's Support Group is to encourage one another and share things that we're dealing with in our writing ventures. Alex J. Cavanaugh (the IWSG's host) puts it best: It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
To join, click on the IWSG pic above and post on your blog the first Wednesday of every month.
This past month was rather "eh" for me and my writing. Anything I wrote seemed to not work together like I'd planned. Plot holes can really put a damper on things, and I was ready to say "Screw this."
Kimmy, one of my wonderful beta's and also my super cheerleader extraordinaire sensed something because, well, that's how awesome she is. We talked and I told her I wanted to hit the delete button, that I can't write, that my work is pathetic. She talked me down off the keyboard and to move away from the delete button. She told me that she loves my work and has faith that I will get there.
I'm learning to share in that faith.
Do I think I would've really quit? No, but I did need that push and those words of encouragement. Sometimes, we can't do it alone. And that's okay.
Do you ever get down on yourself? If so, what do you do to get back in the swing of things?