Every now and then every writer I think gets the “i cant do this” “im not good enough” thoughts in their head-especially me, even when I get so many supportive comments to my posts I still get nervous as I wonder if the skill will go away or if my writing starts to not be as good as it was etc….
What I have done is printed off some comments and stuck them in my notebook so I can always look at them and it will remind myself that i can do it
Also the blog award and my competition entry being published on a blog (http://mystiparker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-flash-fiction-9.html) has made me feel less nervous and I am so grateful and happy for the opportunity and recognition.
It gives me the motivation to write more of my book (but I wont post excerts up now- what you have seen is a teaser) but I will update and let you know what ive done and for xmas il post a chapter or two up who knows 🙂
On top of a low self esteem I also have the “too many ideas in my head” dilemma! There are 3 stories- one is the book and the other two are story’s i want to develop more, but they will have to wait! I jot down bits if I think of something for them but how do you remain focused??
“First get it written; then get it right”
“You cant edit a blank page”
“I am writing for fun- something for me, something thats not baby related”
It works! I then research something for the book (like the place, what events agency’s do, character profile etc) and I get a spark of an idea and before I know it 50 words are on the page ready to be expanded!
Gosh so many problems a writer can have! How many have you had?
Anyway I am now rambling on so again from the bottom of my heart thankyou all and god bless you