It’s strange to be writing a post about insecurity as a writer when I haven’t been writing.
I’m still trying to get back to it, reclaim my drive and get writing – it’s taking its own sweet time but lately I’ve been being hit by a strange feeling.
Although I haven’t written fiction in MONTHS, and my non-fiction has remained in the stage of theoretical thoughts, I am NOT feeling Insecure about claiming the title of “writer.” Though the words are not flowing from me to the page like they sometimes have — there are ideas gathering in my head. I am finding myself people watching, imagining story-points, crafting images in my head that might end up translated to a story.
There are a lot of pieces that go into being a writer, and we all go through different phases at different times — it’s nice to, for once, be comfortable in the stage of writing I’m currently in. To not be worried that I am, somehow, doing it wrong.
Where are you in your writing this month?
This is my monthly post as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a great group of supportive writers, helping one another through our writing ups-and-downs.
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