Er, sorry for not blogging last week. I’ve been polishing up my new project. I’d tell you about it, but I’d have to shush you. Permanently.
Anyhoo, let’s see a show of hands. How many of you writers out there have doubts about your writing? How many of you wake up everyday knowing you’re a genius scribbler?
My friends sometimes give me a hard time about this, but I must confess: Aside from Scarlet Whisper, Librarian/Rock Star/International Jewel Thief, I also have ANOTHER alter ego. Yes, I am the (not so super) hero known as UNCERTAIN GIRL.
Uncertain Girl has one ridiculous ability, the Paralyzing Power of Indecision. Twenty times a day, Uncertain Girl changes how she feels about her own writing. One minute, she’s onto something good. The next, she doubts she can string a first rate sentence together.
Uncertain Girl has never had a day in which she felt totally, completely, utterly brilliant about a WIP.
Is that a bad thing?
According to Nathan Bransford (one of the galaxy’s most kindly and crazy cool agents), it’s okay to be uncertain. Here’s why.
See? I don’t have to think I’m awesome. I just have to be passionate, committed, and ready to grow as a writer.
I’m happy to be imperfect me. I’m (maybe) good enough. I’m (probably) smart enough. And doggone it, (some) people like me!
I’m enjoying this unpredictable up and down journey. How about you? Please don’t leave me hanging. I’d love to know how you feel about uncertainty.
Hungry for more?
If you’re feeling anxious, try working out your issues by making these Aggression Cookies. Stress was never so yummy!