Insecure Writers Support Group: September
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! (click the button on the left for the linky list of participants)
This month I met a couple of people willing to look over my WIP. I was very excited that they liked what I had so far, and I promised to send them the full MS some time after September 15th.
So, this is where the insecure part comes in. I just finished typing up the last of my handwritten pages and started breaking down the chapters, and I realized that there are a lot of holes here. There is also a lot of stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time, but now doesn't make any sense at all. I have two weeks to make this make sense, and I worry that I won't be able to do it, and my CPs will hate it and fill it with notes like "Your story is stupid." "You suck" and/or "This is what happens when hacks try to write."
On one level I know this won't happen, but on another level (the one that screams the loudest), I'm absolutely sure this will happen.
I know that this is still early stage work, and I'm happy to find that I still have ideas to make things better (that means the idea isn't dead), but it's still nerve-wracking to think that someone else will be reading this thing.
So that's my insecure thought for the month. I will work hard to overcome it. I'll let you know how it turns out next month.