It's the first Wednesday of the month, so time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group post. It's also the first Wednesday of a brand new year though, so it's too early for insecurities. There are twelve fresh, shiny months ahead of us to achieve our aims, get over our bad habits and find reasons to feel good about our writing, our lives and ourselves.
My main resolution this year is not to waste time. Reading a book I enjoy isn't a waste of time, nor is writing a story I could submit somewhere, or setting off in the van for a trip, or having a laugh with a friend.
Internet quizzes I have no interest in the answer to, constantly checking my Amazon ratings, comparing myself with anyone else and all the other 'stuff' that's neither productive or fun are a waste of time. I'm going to make a real effort to realise when that's what I'm doing and stop!
The other resolution is to enter more of the free to enter writing competitions I keep blogging about - like this one which offers the chance to win £500 for just 100 words.