Today is September's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
What makes me an Insecure Writer this month?
The fact that it’s September.
Why would that make me insecure? After all, it’s my second favorite month of the year (after October), and the arrival of autumn usually fires me up to do my best writing. Unfortunately, it’s also the month where I can no longer successfully lie to myself that I’ll be hitting my end of year goals.
In other words, I’m feeling rather conflicted this week, so let’s move on to this month’s IWSG question:
Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing?
Yes. Pretty much all the time, although probably not in the way you think.
I’m surprised I started writing in the first place, especially since I used to hate writing.
I’m surprised I’ve kept at it all these years despite my many fits and starts.
I’m surprised my writing skills are soooooo much better than when I first began this journey.
I’m surprised there is soooooo much more I still have to learn.
But best of all, I’m surprised when I look back at an earlier chapter and decide I'm happy with what I wrote. That's real progress, folks!