It's the Insecure Writer's Support Group day! If you want to sign up for this once monthly support group, go HERE. Thank you to Alex Cavanaugh and his minions for the endless and ongoing support. Speaking of which, I'll be a minion next month! I'm looking forward to blog-hopping around and meeting new people.
Here I go with my new/old insecurity. When I wrote my first book, I had this problem where I couldn't put the words down to tell my story. I knew the story in my head, but nothing I wrote sounded quite right. Not like in the books I've read, where the words flow seamlessly and the story comes out and you don't even remember you're reading. Nothing sounded good enough. It certainly wasn't perfect, and probably not even close to good. Tapping out words onto the screen became a bit of a phobia. I basically wasted the first year I tried to write for the fear of it not being good enough.
And so now, with two novels and three novellas featuring the same characters under my belt, I'm finding the same phobia occurring with writing my new series. I'm afraid to put words down in case they're not good enough. I want my new series to be good. Makes it really hard to write a novel if I can't put the words down!
I know the adages, that perfection comes with editing, and I should give myself permission to be less than perfect. It's just believing it that's the problem! I know it's totally kooky. *sigh*
How's your writing life?