Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group
I have a confession to make: I've been hiding out for the last week or so. You know, when that feeling comes over you that says you are the worst writer in the whole world? Naw... you've never felt that way! That's only for beginners and young writers. But I'm a beginner at 60, and a young writer. And some days I wonder why I ever decided to try and write at all!
It's then when I remember that I have a dream to share the stories I hear inside. I have always created something in my life. I wrote music and played the viola in orchestras across three continents. I've seen some amazing things during those tours and right now, and idea is bubbling inside for a new story. Will I decide to write it?
As soon as I let go of my fear and insecurities, I can begin to allow the story out. Being transparent has always been difficult for me. And allowing others to see a part of my life sounds scary to me. But isn't that why we have this support group? So we can lean on each other and encourage one another through the rough times. Also, I think the best thing I've gotten from I.W.S.G. is the inspiration to move forward and put those words on paper (or computer). I leave you with a quote I saw recently:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt