Welcome to the first Insecure Writer’s Support Group day in 2016, 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.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Shoulda, woulda, coulda…
Although I am excited about starting another new year, I recently realized that this is the year I’ll be turning 35. I’m not one of those people especially fixated on age. I never went through any age-related crises. But 35 somehow seems bigger than the rest had until this point. I definitely don’t think I’m old, but you know I thought I’d have more accomplished and be more together by now. Surprise!
These thoughts of turning 35 had me thinking of all I should have accomplished, if only I would have…
But what’s the point? I’m turning 35. There’s no stopping it.
Draft 2 is coming along, slowly moving forward. Do I wish I’d already written and published several books? Yes, I do. It’s taking me this long, so I’ll just take however long it has to.
I’m taking this as a lesson in patience. No matter what, life moves at its own pace, and there’s nothing any one of us can do about it.
I guess this month’s insecurity is kind of a biggie. I don’t know about you, but I don’t fear death — I fear that I’ll die and leave nothing of any significance behind.
How are you doing this month?
By the way, welcome to my new home on the web. How do you like it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on design, navigability, etc. I’ve worked hard to make this site accessible and easy to use, but I’m still learning, so let me know if you run into any problems.
To celebrate my 35th year on this planet, I’m going to randomly pick 35 people on my mailing list to send them… well, I’ll reveal that later, but you can sign up now.