Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Insecure – or just lazy?

I have an idea for a really big writing project and it's creating all kinds of doubts. How do I tell if these are legitimate concerns, a dose of insecurity because it's more ambitious than anything I've so far attempted, or just obstacles I'm creating to get myself out of the huge amount of work which would be involved?


If you have writing insecurities and/or would like to offer help, encouragement or reassurance to insecure writers then you may like to join the Insecure Writer's Support Group.

While I continue to ponder my big project, I'm going to work on smaller scale writing. This free to enter short story competition might be just the thing. You have to sign up for the mailing list to take part and there's a weekly prize of £50. Thank you to Alyson for making me aware of it.

There's still time to leave a comment on last week's Friday Freebie and be in with a chance to win a paperback posted to any UK address.

16 comments:

ados123 said...

Fifty dollars, not fifty pounds Patsy.
Good luck with your project.
Alyson

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck on your new project. Maybe just start it and see how it goes while also working on the smaller projects that you could finish quicker. I also get slowed down by my insecurities over my writing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you're like me you're making up obstacles to avoid the work. Just do it!

Chrys Fey said...

Best of luck to you on your new project!

Sarah Foster said...

Good luck with your new project! If it's a lot of work, it's ok if it takes you a while. Just don't avoid it because it seems scary!

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's like butterflies in the tummy before going on stage, it would be strange not to have doubts before a big new project. Good luck!

emaginette said...

Big--huge--projects can be broken down into to doable bits. If that will work, then I say go for it. We only regret what we don't do. ;-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Jemi Fraser said...

New projects can be so exciting!! And overwhelming. I bet you'll figure it out - good luck!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

New projects are fun. We just have to make time for them. And no excuses.

Juneta key said...

Wishing you the best of the project. Happy IWSG

The Cynical Sailor said...

Short stories are a great way to keep writing while figuring out other projects.

Diane Burton said...

Just go for it. What's the worst that can happen? Is it not "big" enough for an epic? Then make it a shorter novel. Fear can hold us back from trying. Kick that fear to the curb. :)

Ryan Carty said...

The only way to know of the doubts are serious is to write and see. I'd wager you'll push right on through.

Michelle Wallace said...

I say go for it... what do you have to lose? You can do it.

Patsy said...

Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement!

Marion Clarke said...

Best of luck, Patsy - I have no doubt you will do this thing! :)

marion