It's IWSG time. The host, Alex J. Cavanaugh, states it best: IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
To join, click on the IWSG pic below and post on your blog the first Wednesday of every month. Go sign up and meet some awesome people.
July has been busy for my family so I haven't accomplished all that I had planned, but it's okay. I'll get there.
The main thing I've been dealing with is the fear that others won't think I'm a good enough writer.
Here's an edited convo I had with one of my critique partners the other night, edited because we talked about other things in between that don't pertain to this.
Laura: I CAN'T WAIT to read what you've written. Send it over whenever you like.
Me: Um, what if what I wrote sucks donkey doodoo? Then, I will have wasted your time. :(
L: Get over yourself. Who cares if you wrote donkey doodoo? You won't know until you share it. And maybe it's totally awesome. It's probably totally awesome, because I love your voice. Anyhoo, send over your stuff! Now!! :)
Me: LMAO. You about made me choke on my water!!!
L: Glad I could make you laugh. :)
My point to sharing this? Even my CP's keep me in check when my insecurities bite at me.
And she's right. Who cares if it's donkey doodoo? I'm writing, which I love to do. And if I love my work, first and foremost, that's what matters at this point.
I leave you with this quote...
"Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best." ~ Harold W. Dodds
Happy writing to you all!