Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Insecure Writer's Support Group--the pay off.

It's that time again. I swear this past month flew by. Thanks again to the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this awesome group. Go check out the other participants after you read my post of course.

Well, I'm almost done line edits. Torture is the word for it, but it's part of the process. Take the good with the bad type thing. It's funny how your learn things. I still feel like I struggle with this part of the process, but I've been told that my hard work is paying off. Good to hear. It's like watching your kids grow up. You don't see a whole lot of change until you look back to pictures from when they were babies. And when you get someone who doesn't see them often, they marvel at the little buggers growth. Yeah, that's what's going on.

My point is--keep going, keep writing, keep pushing yourself. It pays off. It may not be all at once--the whole sha-bang. It can come in little treats. Think of it as small doses of the best chocolate. So savor it, it means you're getting closer and growing. There will be sections where the chocolate is out of reach, but when you keep going it will fall into your lap.

So what's your insecurity today?

Don't forget to check out the other fine folks.

Have a great day!!


  1. If you're not pressing forward, you can't possibly succeed, eh? Line edits are AWESOME!!! (Say the woman who could edit for the rest of her life.)

    My insecurity? Am I using my time wisely? Should I be working on my WIP rather than bouncing around the blog-o-sphere?

  2. Whew! Line edits sound rough. Never been there myself, not yet at least. You're right, I'm learning I need to keep pushing myself. On the days I don't want to write I still need to write something, even if it's a blog post. Got to keep the wheels oiled.


  3. yay for line edits! good for you for pressing on. My insecurity is just getting started writing again, but I'm working on that. ;)

  4. Sometimes we are so close to it, we don't see the changes, but they are still happening!

  5. Hello Christine, I'm so happy to have discovered you today! I'm trying to get to a least ten new writers on the IWSG list today because they're all awesome. So Hi!

    Congrats on the editing! I've never done that with one of my novels, but I am starting to get better at ti with my short pieces and hopefully that will help when it coems to the larger works. People like you give me hope that come that time, when i'm facing the same difficult emotions, i'll remember your words and keep plugging away.

    Thanks for sharing your process!

  6. Hey! I was in the audience at last night's Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs signing, and Tahereh shared some of her tumultuous query journey with the crowd. She said, "I wrote book after book and still couldn't land an agent, but, I became a better writer with each one. I learned something about the process of writing from all of my many unpublished books."

    You're headed in the right direction, Christine. Keep going. Keep learning. Make it happen.

  7. The picture analogy is perfect!!