Insecure Writers Support Group is on for September! Special thanks to Alex for doing this monthly meme. I don't know how he does it. Oh, wait. He does have some help this month: Chemist Ken, SL Hennessy, Michelle Wallace, and Joylene Nowell Butler! Thanks guys! Don't forget to visit our awesome IWSG helpers. Oh, and use the hashtag, #IWSG.
I made a ton of progress last month finalizing my book, Blessed Blood, for publication. I don't have a date yet but soon. Every time I feel I get closer to finalizing this project another set back happens in life.
What's frustrating for me is these life mishaps throw off any momentum I've gained. Its not like I have to start over from scratch, but it's irritating just the same. Sometimes when this happens, I start feeling extremely insecure about my book. Or frankly any other project I'm working on. The good news is now I have an automatic retort when such pessimism attacks me. What's that? Well, whenever doubt hits me hard, I tend to yell back these words:
Believe it or not it works! I think that's my positive takeaway this month. Apparently, now I can argue with myself at will whenever I have doubt. I'm slowly learning how to deal with these pestering insecurities. Isn't that a good thing?
How are you learning to deal with your insecurities this month? Any tricks you want to share that don't include talking to yourself?