Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group, May 2012
I've never done an entry for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, but seeing as I am an insecure writer, it makes perfect sense that I would start.
Here's my latest problem associated with my insecurity. Mounting panic.
As my WIP grows, completing it seems like more of a daunting task. This has always been the case. You'd think the closer I get to the end, the more relieved I would feel, but no. I start to become paranoid of plot holes, and I worry the characters are doing too much, or too little, or something about their interactions won't make sense. The number of worries increases directly in proportion to my word count.
In the beginning, when I have my outline and ideas flowing, everything is open. All is possible. It isn't quite so scary then.
This is a problem I need to face. I mean, what use is a writer that can't finish a project without having a panic attack?
I probably sound like a maniac, so with that, I will say good night.