I had a whiny post all ready for IWSG. typed and linked and scheduled, all about how depressed I’ve been, and how nobody likes me, blah blah blah. But screw that. This is supposed to be the insecure writer’s support group. I’m going to talk about my actual writing insecurities this time. Honestly.
Right now my biggest insecurity is that I am not skilled enough to be the kind of writer I want to be.
I know I am a decent writer of fluffy sappy romance, as long as I keep the sex frequent and the plot light. But I have been trying so hard to write something more. And I am failing!
I am failing on a lot of fronts, currently. Failing to effectively market and promote my latest release. Failing to finish even one of my three works-in-progress. Failing to keep up with the damn laundry.
So my insecurity is that I won’t make it past this. That I won’t be able to keep going through the negative feedback and low sales, that I will never learn to write an entertaining story, and that I cannot improve as a writer.
I have heard that the difference between successful writers and failed ones is simply that the successful people never gave up. So I am trying really hard to not give up, despite these insecurities.