This post is for the November IWSG. We post every first Wednesday of the month! Thanks to Alex J. Cavanagh for creating the group. Check out the IWSG here. Super thanks to the co-hosts this month: LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard and SL Hennessy.
So, I’m doing NaNoWriMo. On the one hand, I’m getting back into the habit of writing everyday, after a month or so of querying and outlining and researching. I always feel rusty at the beginning of a new writing project and I have to tell myself to have patience. My first drafts have never, ever, ever come out perfect on the first writing and that’s not going to change now.
But there is that pernicious voice in the back of my head that asks me if I think I’m a good writer, in general. Am I a good writer? Do I make people feel or think or relate to my work? I mean, I enjoy writing–it’s beyond enjoyment now, it’s downright compulsive. It’s one of the few things I’m definitely good at. I’ve been told that I’m a “talented writer,” whatever that means.
But does any of that mean that my writing is good? Does it even matter if it is good–what’s good writing to one person won’t seem that way to another, maybe.
So that’s my insecurity for the month.
Crawling back into my NaNo cave from which I will update later this week,