Insecure? Me?


Insecure Writer’s Support Group day #IWSG

Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your writing doubts and the fears you have or have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

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Wednesday is also Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday is the day I like to share what I have learned on my journey from writing to publishing to marketing my first book and then doing it again. The type of information I wish someone would have shared with me, back then.


I gave up worrying years ago, and attempted to give up anxiety last year. It’s still a work in progress but I’m determined to get there. For 2018 I’m going to give up insecurity for good. That’s the plan anyway!

Who’s with me?

Insecurity is a feeling that is triggered when we think we are either vulnerable or inferior or have a sense that our self-image or our ego is about to be threatened.

With a best-selling book having its 6th birthday this fall and being released soon after, a second book doing well and a third in revision, you’d think I’d have my insecurities under control. I feel embarrassed to admit my insecurities seem to be on steroids this month.

It’s the new book, I thought it was great and then my editor suggested cutting 15,000 words and rearranging sections. Yikes!

She is right, darn it! Why are they always right?

Then there is my blog. I have been so busy writing books, ghostwriting, writing content for others I feel like I haven’t been posting ‘serious’ or ‘heartfelt’ posts on my own site. I took the month of July off from blogging. It was my first break in six- I took the month of July off from blogging. It was my first break in six-years. Now I feel guilty.

Could it be the fiction? I say I want to write fiction but what if I suck at writing made-up stories? I felt extremely vulnerable anytime I submit fiction.

I know insecurity is a side effect of being a writer or in any creative field but I am so ready to give it up.

Do you think it’s possible for us or is a little insecurity a healthy thing?

Happy writing,


5 Responses to “Insecure? Me?”

  • Insecurity is usually something I ignore until I start editing. Then I use it to find weaknesses in my writing.

    I’d love to kick anxiety to the curb though. That s.o.b. has eaten most of my available writing time this year. :-/

  • Insecurity is a side effect of being a writer. Especially a successful one, I imagine. Once you succeed there is the added pressure of continuing to produce/succeed. Life is messy. Breaks help us forget how taxing writing/blogging can be so we can enjoy it again.

  • A break is all right now and then. I’m going to take most of August off to write. And even after four books, I’m still insecure about it.

  • I am woefully behind in blogging on both my personal and author sites. Why? WRITING! But I love to blog and miss it. Sniff….

  • Anna:

    I’d love to give up being insecure. If you tell me how, I’ll do it. And I have a feeling that the only thing wrong with your latest work was you being too close to it. Luckily you have an editor that is determined to make it better. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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