I'm a day behind with my post, but still wanted to share my thoughts. For those in the know, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is a place where all writers can release their fears to the world and offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click here to sign up.
Captain Alex's hosts this time around are Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner.
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My thoughts today on why you shouldn't be an insecure writer are below:-
You're A Source of Inspiration – Many people have a book inside them, but few follow their dream to produce it. You've crossed that hurdle, which makes you a superstar among your colleagues, friends and family.
You've Got Talent – I'm sure you got started down the road to plotting and telling stories because someone read something you wrote and encouraged you to continue building on your skills.
You're Improving Your Skills – If you're like me, you believe in learning something new each day. With every craft article you read and every seminar you attend, you're learning more and applying what you've learned to get better at your chosen vocation. That's a plus anyway you take it.
You've Pressed On Despite The Odds – For those who are published, it's inevitable that you'll score that one-star or two-star rating. Despite that, strong people push on and continue doing what they love to do. I'm sure that includes you, so give yourself a pat on the back for pulling up your socks and plodding onward in the face of discouragement.
You've Got The IWSG – Last but not least, you've got this awesome group to fall back on when you need a little bit of encouragement to get you moving. Plus, there's a vast amount on information on the Insecure Writer's Support Group website to assist you with whatever aspect of publishing you need to research.
I'm sure you can think of other reasons why you should be feeling a bit more courageous about your writing journey. Is there anything I haven't said that comes to mind?