Hello fellow writers, blogger, authors, scriptwriters, and all others that create magic with the almighty pen! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:
It’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.
My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing group and it has become THE PLACE to go if you are an insecure writer.
Click the image if you would like to be a part of this phenomenal group. You won’t regret it.
Purpose:To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.
August was a rough month for me as far as my writing goes. I’d submitted several of my pieces to several contests beginning back in May. For the first time, I threw my hat in the ring for The WRiTE CLUB. I didn’t make the cut. I can’t help it that the disappointment cut me deep, even though I know I’m a new writer still learning the craft. I guess this is where the growing of the thick skin comes in, huh?
A short story and a 10-word memoir I submitted in contests also didn’t win or place. Ouch. I still have two out there that I haven’t heard anything back from yet, but my confidence is pretty shattered right about now.
I’ve heard all kinds of advice over the past year and a half. I think it’s all been good, but I’m not sure what’s best for me. Do I keep practicing and hold off on submissions for a while until I get a better handle on the craft, or do I continue to submit and try reworking the pieces to see where I might’ve lost the judges?
I don’t want to be down on myself anymore; I love this craft too much. Sometimes I want to blame my brain injury, but in my heart, I know that would only be a horrible cop-out. If I try hard, and not take all the rejections to heart, I KNOW I can get this.