You’ve wanted to stretch your wings to include the world.
Words tumbled out onto the page faster than your thoughts could keep up.
Reading fed the banks of vocabulary needed to regurgitate.
Ideas for novels appeared randomly from every sight and sound.
The work of sitting long enough to allow the flow competed with life itself.
Lucky to have a day devoted to the craft, you smiled as your fingers hit the keys.
Conference workshops added to the professional slant of the labor.
You buckled down for the long haul, ignoring rejections from agents.
The next book was more engaging and faster-paced. Suspense followed each line.
Romantic scenes were drenched with affection and inspiration lifted off the page.
But traditional publishers’ lines were filled, or your size unfits their mold.
And still you were undaunted, sure of the worth of your joyous endeavors.
Rejection slips filled the filing drawers, testimonies to your constant love
of the process of merging thoughts with computerized typeset.
Finally when the next book hinted before-hand of future rebuffs, your confidence waned.
You’d waited long enough to remain unread. Self-publishing became accessible.
Now as an author all you had to do was wait for the raindrops of recompense
to turn into the flood promised in the initial God-sent ambition.
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!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!