It's time once again to vent our insecurities to the world as we attend another monthly meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our awesome founder is Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and today he is joined by his fabulous co-hosts: M. Pax, Karen Walker, and Melissa Maygrove.
The IWSG is two years old today! I wasn't here from the beginning, but I've still been around awhile. I've had the privilege of watching this group grow and blossom into a source of support and inspiration for writers of all shapes, sizes, dispositions, etc. We may come from different backgrounds, but our love of the written word binds us. To me, that is a truly beautiful thing.
I may have my insecurities about writing. I always wonder if I've chosen the right words, or if I'm telling a compelling story, or if the actions of my characters makes them totally unsympathetic, or even unreal. Yet, my writing comes from a point of insecurity. I've never fit in easily, and words have been, for as long as I can remember, the way I feel most comfortable in expressing myself. So even when I am riddled with self-doubt, I can never allow that doubt to overcome me. My will, my need, to write, is stronger than my fear of it not being good enough. Being a part of this group allows me to share my fears and lighten my load, but no matter what happens, I will be a writer. No matter what else I may be in my life, I will forever be a writer.
Why do you write? Can you foresee a time when you may no longer write?