A-Z Challenge here! My letter for today is "D" for Dealing with Doubt. And what perfect timing I have since it's the first Wednesday of the month and it so happens to be Insecure Writers Support Group. *Squeals* This is a meme I've wanted to join for some time so imagine the luck!
Anyway, I wrote this post about self doubt some time ago. Since this is something I struggle with, I thought I'd share my latest thoughts. Here goes nothing.
Sadly, I question everything I do, especially my writing. And I mean daily. I think when you have kids you automatically become more critical, striving to be a good parent. If you add all the doubting up...its exhausting being me, truly. Since this blog post is all about releasing our demons, I want to be done with this line of thinking.
I know it's not healthy, but unfortunately the life of a writer is an incredibly arduous one. And what's worse is writing is so subjective that people can be ruthlessly cruel when criticizing. My biggest challenge is being mindful of my thoughts. I've spent the last several months redirecting negative thoughts about my writing and so far that's sort of working.
People always ask...so how's your writing? I usually shrug my shoulders and say, "Fine." Truthfully, I'd like to go on a full rant and really complain, but I don't. What would be the point. I'm kinda feel'n like a "Debbie Downer" now and I never want to be that. No more wallowing. Thanks for letting me vent. Whew! I feel better.
Anything you want to bi*** about? Go ahead. Release the hounds!