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
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Lee Lowery, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Jennifer Hawes, Cathrina Constantine, and Tyrean Martinson!
Writer's are neurotic. We struggle with insecurities all the time. If a writer says any different, I'd be stunned.
Writing is hard
It's unfortunate that after reading certain posts I turn into an insecure mess. For instance, Stephen King stating 'it should take a writer 3 months, a season, to complete a first draft'. Or, when I see a writer publishing a book every couple months. It amazes me. I can barely get my imagination to crank out 1 halfway decent book a year. And then I see all these newbie authors with their debut novels that hit the NYT Best Sellers Lists. I'm extremely happy for them. And, I believe they must have substantial clout to push them up that ladder. Also, I am envious. As a writer, you can deny it, but who wouldn't want that famed acclaim?
Since I'm a pantser, this is how I begin my first draft....
In my personal, day to day life, I do not have any support in regards to my writing. However, I have gained support from my daughter who has begun who own writing career. She completed and edited her first book, which I believe is pretty awesome. She is in the process of constructing a query. I've been encouraging her, giving her my support, and I am thrilled to have someone to discuss writing techniques. She's enthusiastic, and at this point, I'm kind of a downer telling her to grow a thick skin of armor.
My ups and downs are wearing me thin. What kind of month are you having?