This is an opportunity—a safe haven— for writers everywhere to let their insecurities out and receive and/or offer support and guidance in return. Please click on the above link for a complete list of participants.
I am actually not feeling super insecure at the moment. I had someone read through what I have written on Ashes so far and was pleasantly surprised with their reaction to it. This has spurred me on to more writing and a bout of confidence much needed at this point.
While insecurity isn't an issue at the moment. Being overwhelmed is trying hard to take its place. In the situation I'm in I could push back a deadline if I wanted to. I also would never want to rush getting something out if it wasn't ready. Still my word is something that means a lot to me and I have said this book will be out by August and I aim to have it out and ready.
Sometimes life doesn't think your burden is weighty enough and that it can add a bit more pressure to your pile. I got news yesterday that my great Grandmother passed away. I have a lot of memories of her from my childhood and she was a big influence in my life. I am sad. I think as a writer we live off of our memories sometimes more than some people. So as I mourn the loss and celebrate the life, I feel my writing take on the emotion.
Life doesn't stop for us to catch up, we have to rush forward and jump on the train or risk missing it. I do this by having the support of a great family and amazing friends. So this week I will not feel insecure or overwhelmed, instead I will rise to the challenge and make the most of the time I have here.