It’s time once again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group first Wednesday posting. Haven’t seen it? What? Oh, you’re missing out. The anxiety, the nervousness, the spectacle–hundreds of slobbering, twitching writers curled up in fetal positions around a laptop and a cup of coffee. (Always coffee 🙂 )
Don’t wait any longer. Click on the magic picture above and you will immediately be transported a world where your own petty anxieties pale.
My insecurity this month… revisions. It’s a well-worn anxiety. One that simply refuses to stay down no matter how many times I bat it away and curl up under my blankie. So I might as well talk about it.
As I’ve mentioned over the last few months, I’m deep in revisions on my first novel. Again. That bears repeating: Again. Deep breathe. Anyways, it’s actually going well (fingers crossed, several dashes of salt over my shoulder, and a little superstitious blanketless dance to protect my skittish muse). But I’m scared at how well. I’ve rewritten several chapters, put them through a couple of critiques and then rewritten them. Now? They’re singing.
Now I’m even more nervous. What if I can’t sustain it? And the ever-present anxiety of time: What if I don’t finish before my schedule ramps back up in the fall?
Am I the only one as unnerved by success as failure?
On to the news. If I can’t control my anxiety, at least I can get lost in stories that are so much stranger than my own.
What’s even more unnerving than the doll and ad is the fact that this pales in comparison to what you find if you search for creepy dolls for sale. What the heck?
Big oops. Reykjavik and Rhode Island are only similar alphabetically. And that’s only the first letter. 🙂
Tolkien was right! Or close. Gotta love it when science and literature come out on the same side.
That’ll do it for the first Wednesday in April. I hope to see you in seven.