I had a good reason to wait on this post, I wanted my previous post about BULLYING to have as much exposure as it could get. If you hadn't had a chance, PLEASE scroll down after reading my IWSG .... It takes a bit longer, but it's important reading.
Like SO many of us unpublished authors, I have my bouts of insecurities almost on a daily basis. I have kept myself so busy with other projects, IGNORING my writing and hoping that I would jump right back into it. I have several projects that need my attention, but I have chosen to concentrate on Christmas instead. Such a GREAT excuse ... right? WRONG! Escaping and making excuses is NOT the way to handle your insecurities.
I am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU .... such an EASY COP OUT! Don't fall into my pit. CRAWL OUT! I am digging my way out just by writing this post. I see the words I am writing and I HOPE and PRAY they are soaking into my brain. My excuses have run out. Have yours? It's time to TACKLE THEM like some 260 pound Line backer. Put on the shoulder pads, helmet, and team jersey and RUN HEAD ON!
I am happy to say I have finished the handmade gifts and sent them out into the world. I still haven't put up one Christmas decoration, or put a dent in my holiday baking ... BUT ... I plan to TACKLE my first insecurity tomorrow. I am geared up and ready. I am fortunate enough to have two AMAZING blogger friends waiting for my revision of my first novel to help me pull it together. I also have an author friend's daughter, who just happens to be my target audiences age, waiting to read it. I have to give myself the much needed "Kick in the butt".... Or you guys can ... I can take it.
After THREE years working on this story, something in the beginning still seems to be off. It has gone through at least fifty or more transformations, but I REFUSE to give up on it. It's a story I believe in and so do many others.
SO there it is .... The NASTY, LITTLE BOOGER has gotten me. Now I need to shake it off! IT'S TIME! We all need some space sometimes, but most of us pick up a new writing project. IF that is you.... then it's not insecurity, it's giving your WIP time to breathe. That's a good thing. It is INSECURITY when you are not writing more than the occasional post. GUILTY.... Turning beet red, and lowers head in shame.
BUT NO MORE. Raises head with a determined look.
So, how many have you fallen into the pit and can't get out? WE ARE HEAR! You are NOT ALONE! Let us help each other see the bright blue sky again. It's almost midnight, but I see a glimmer. You will too. Hang in there. As my buddy and our Ninja Captain Alex honored me by choosing me for the "T" in his A-Z Challenge post ... I must live up to it, so call me TENACIOUS....
Thanks Alex for believing in me. Whenever the going get's tough, I think of your kindness.
Have a wonderful rest of week everyone, and if you have a few more minutes don't forget to check out my previous post. Thanks again everyone!