This month I am determined to delve back into my novel in progress. I realized why I was resisting writing -- I am going to have to go to a deep, dark place in our history and I simply don't want to go there. Now that I have that awareness, I think I can move through the resistance.
Nonetheless, I am still very insecure about writing fiction, having been a nonfiction writer my entire adult life. I just don't believe I have a good enough imagination, good enough use of craft techniques like using metaphors and incorporating the five senses in descriptions, etc.
So, am I still insecure? Yup. Will I always be? Probably. Does it matter? Only if it keeps me from writing.
Trying to remember Nike's wonderful slogan: Just do it.
Insecure Writers Support Group
Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair.
"ONLY ONE THING IS MORE FRIGHTENING THAN SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, AND THAT IS NOT SPEAKING IT." Naomi Wolf
"We are called human beings, not human doings."
Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
"The way to do is to be."