Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2014 IWSG Will It Ever Be Enough?


Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. I'm currently #100.

I recently finished a great science fiction novel. One that sucked me in and transported me into another life. It's the kind of book that I want to write. I don't know if the book was technically perfect, and I didn't care. The fact was I was emotionally pulled in. (come back Monday for the full review!)

When I write, do I do that for my readers? How do I know if I do? And do I suck people in just enough, or completely?

I want it to be completely. You know, the kind of involved reading where you forget there is a real world to live in.

My biggest fear is that my writing will never reach that level. Maybe I started too late in life. Perhaps I'm too lazy or busy raising my kids. I don't know, but how will I know if I'll ever be enough?