Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. 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. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“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
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Insecure Writer's Support Group - May
I touched on this in yesterday's post. No one who hasn't written or tried to write a novel can understand the feeling. I was crying when I got into bed that night and my husband said, "Can you just celebrate the fact that you did it. You wrote a novel. How many people can say that?"
I couldn't. Because so much effort has gone into making this a reality for the past 7 years, that it isn't enough for me to just say, "I did it." I have to get it out there. And that's the fear. Is it good enough? Will anyone want to read it? If they read it, will they like it? Yada yada yada.
Then I got sick. I was exhausted, so it doesn't surprise me. I pushed so hard those last few weeks of April, working day and night to meet my goal. There's also an empty hole once you complete a big project. That hole will be filled with the work needed to bring this book to publication, but for now, it's just empty space.
I know this community will support me and help ease my fears as I enter this next phase of the project. Thank God for Alex's vision of creating this support group. Thank you, Alex. To find others in this group, please visit Alex at http://www.alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com