It's the first Wednesday of the month (wow, again?) and that means another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Hosted by the Ninja Captain, himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, it's a forum for aspiring writer types to air out what makes us, as said writers, insecure.
This month, Alex's co-hosts are Nancy S. Thompson , Milton (Mark) Koopmans, and Heather Gardner so stop by and show them some love.
Honestly, I don't have a lot of insecurities to speak of this month.
O.k, maybe I should rephrase that....
I don't have a lot of new insecurities to speak of, this month.
Besides the usual thoughts of not being good enough. dedicated enough, spending enough time preparing, etc. I don't think that thoughts like these can ever, truly, be banished from our minds and with good reason.
They tend to, as writers, keep us honest. Honest with ourselves, if no one else.
Now, we shouldn't let those types of negative thoughts take over, but rather use them to help us keep our eyes on the goals we set and the methods we need to use to achieve said goals. When your mind tells you you're not 'enough'....you tell it that you are....and reaffirm your goals as examples.
All that said, though, I'm pretty excited about my new project where I cross the streams (I know Egon said to never cross the streams, but I'm a rebel like that....) and mash the superhero and western genres.
At this point, I'm still working on character profiles, naming, world building, and a plot, but things are coming along pretty nicely. I'm even managing to strike a decent balance between my 'blogging' world and my 'sitting down and writing' world. It's been a bit more challenging due to work and the strange schedule they keep handing me, but it's not an insurmountable hurdle, by any means.
That's about all I've got for this month, but stop back in August when I might have a new insecurity (or two) to share.
Also, I'd like to wish you all a very safe and happy Independence Day this Fourth of July.
God Bless America!