Wednesday, July 4, 2012

INSECURITY IS NORMAL


I have found that insecurity is pretty normal and I cannot imagine one person living their life without having some type of insecurity. When it comes to being a writer, it is only fair that most of us worry about our work being good enough, or whether our writing peers would think of us as equals, or whether they would just flat out laugh at us.

My point being that I have so many writing insecurities, that there is not enough time for me to talk about all of them in this post. So if you know that you are struggling with some type of insecurity, instead of freaking out about it, own up to it and realize that it makes you unique and then try and find solutions for it. I tend to care too much about what other people will think of my work, that most times I drive myself crazy.

Just because you are insecure about something, does not mean that you are any less human or any less of a writer.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com.


12 comments :

  1. I think a certain level of insecurity is essential, otherwise you start to become complacent which would show in your writing.

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  2. Annalisa - I definitely agree with you.

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  3. Well met, Murees :)

    I'm with Annalisa; that little touch of insecurity keeps you in check and acts as your internal editor. Without it, ego and arrogance is liable to run wild, which is never a good way for a writer to go.

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  4. I agree that most of us are insecure about something. We just have to do the best we can, and realize that we're not alone. Julie

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  5. Insecurity about my work? Nope. Not me.

    Haha - actually quite the opposite - but it is such a special, personal part of you and to put it out there is like cracking open your rib cage and exposing your heart.

    Great post! I think I'll have to do this one month.

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  6. Great post! I'm riddled with insecurities, but they keep me honest ;)

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  7. Jamie - Thank you and you are right. I guess I am rather happy with my insecurities. Nice to meet you.

    Julie - I am glad that I am not alone in having insecurities.

    Alison - Thank you. I could not agree with you more.

    Lynda - Thank you. I guess in my case they keep me company.

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  8. Owning it. Examining it. Then, facing it, are key to overcoming it.

    Play off the Page

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  9. A little insecurity keeps us humble. We just can't allow it to take over.

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  10. As writers, insecurity is the common ground that brings us all together, published and unpublished, professional and amateur...
    Keep writing!

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  11. Mary - I definitely agree with you.

    Alex - I agree with you. I like staying humble.

    Michelle - Thank you.

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