Time for another month of angst-ridden posts from the talented writers of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Fear and doubt are just side effects of this gig we writers sign up for, and as such, need to be soothed by commiserating with other jittery messes on a regular basis. You can either join in the nervous camaraderie by clicking on the image above, reading postings from a wide range of talented but quirky messes, or you can throw chocolate and coffee at us. Your choice. 😉
Time for my insecurity this month:
No, not that kind of size. It’s my manuscript. I’m currently writing a fantasy novel that kind of made itself known early on as the first in what I thought was going to be a trilogy. But… it’s feeling bigger.
You can’t see me now, but my head has fallen to the desk and my shaking is nearly record-breaking. Seriously.
A darn character presented himself last week. Someone that the other characters and I all believed was dead–someone that I only started realizing a week prior could still be alive–and he not only showed up alive, but with a damn interesting voice and backstory all his own. Now, the story is growing and I’m questioning my ability to contain and develop it.
What have I gotten myself in to? Am I capable of that level of world building?
Need coffee. So. Much. Coffee.
In a slightly less dramatic gesture, head slowly peeling itself from my desktop, here’s the news. See…I can perform a Vanna wave. I’m not shaking at all. Gonna keep it light. Yeah, that’ll help. Light and funny.
Up first, my favorite is the third one. He’s just scratching away taking in the weird people all dressed up when clearly it’s Miller time.
Firefighters rock! Yay for the rescued cow! And um…bulls just wanna have fun. *Snort*
Last, but never least, science news. Cool discovery that may someday help us understand fear more. Probably late to help me with my current nervous twitterings, but in the future…maybe say by the second or third book. I’m going with it. Yes, definitely by the second or third book. Nothing to fear, right?
That’ll do it for me today. For those of you in the U.S., enjoy your fourth! For everyone else, enjoy coffee. Oh, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.