Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Insecure Writer and Putting It All Together
Today is February's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?
Because of my fear that I’ll never be able to put it all together as a writer.
I’ve learned so much about writing in the past five years, it makes my head hurt. To be honest, had I known how much there was to learn, I might never have started writing in the first place. But that's another story.
These days my learning curve seems to be leveling out. I still discover new tricks here and there, but it's happening less and less often. And it's never been easier for me to spot problems in my writing. But being able to recognize a problem and and being able to fix it are two entirely different things. I may understand the rules, but creating the words that do what I want them to doesn't come easy for me. Perhaps it will always be that way. Am I doomed to be forever surrounded by flawed manuscripts that I don't know how to fix, no matter how many years I write?
Perhaps it's still to early in the game to worry about never "getting it," but that's what being an insecure writer is all about.