Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group day, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The purpose is to share and encourage, express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak, as well as offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Make sure to check out other writers’ posts here.
My insecurity this month is actually this site, or maybe even more precisely something most writers love to hate: the author platform. For the last few months I have felt like I have lost my spark/passion for blogging and I feel lost as to how all this relates to my writing career.
First of all, I consider blogging a pivotal part of my writing practice. There is no doubt about that. Writing here and other places has improved my craft.
The problem for me is: Why make all this public? What is the point? Does it serve my long-term plan? Does it have to? Does it reflect my message? Does it have to?
At this point I feel ambivalent. I’m working on my novel and I keep feeling the urge to write here and participate in the online writing community. Maybe I don’t need to have all the answers right now and just keep going.
I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a direction for your writing career? Have you figured out your site and established a platform? Does it matter to you?
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