Google+ Followers

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Are we all insecure sometimes?


This is my first post for this group so I hope the first try will be helpful to some of you. Do you feel insecure sometimes? I'll bet you do and I think it's part of the normal process of being an author. It means that sometimes we are afraid to take a big step toward our goal. We think that our work will be rejected. What can we do if that happens?

  •  One thing that might be helpful is remembering that the letter only reflects one person's opinion. Someone else can have an entirely different view of your work.
  • Did the editor give you some ideas on what might be changed in your manuscript? If so, then get to work on revising it.
  • Take a day or two off and then reread your work. Try to look at it with a fresh perspective, as if you were a person in your target audience, seeing it for the first time.
  • Remember that famous authors, like Dr. Suess, have had their work rejected dozens of times before someone recognized the genius of it.
  • Keep writing- Writing is like any other skill. The more you do it, the better you become. If writing is your passion and your dream, then pursue it!
  • Believe in yourself- Remind yourself that you are capable of much more than you ever imagined. You can succeed if you persevere. Perseverance is the key to success!
          I hope that these little hints will encourage you whenever you feel like all is lost.
*Be sure to stop by Alex Cavanaugh's blog: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html. Leave a comment and help him celebrate the second Anniversary of his blog!

14 comments:

  1. Excellent advice, Deanie. Welcome to IWSG!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much, Suzanne. Even joining new groups makes me a little apprehensive, but I survived so that's a good sign! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Wishing you blessings always.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a truly wonderful post, Deanie. I needed to be reminded of this. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Joylene! It's nice to meet you. So glad my little hints helped.

      Delete
  4. Good morning!! Just joined your followers list, hope you will join mine if you haven't already! I agree with your list above. Excellent post. I want to write magical stories...fantasy...and maybe more geared to children/animals....their little magical lives...that sort of thing. I love all creatures great and small. I don't wonder if I will be a big hit, it would be nice however! Ha Ha.....someday. Sandy of www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Sandy. You should write your magical stories! You'll be surprised what can happen. I think I"m already following your blog, but I will recheck and thank you for following mine. Much appreciated.

      Delete
  5. Oooh, lots of great advice, Deanie! And welcome to the IWSG. :D

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you, Candilynn! Always fun to hear from you and I do hope my comments were helpful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are some great pieces of advice. Especially the take a day or two off, it really can help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Brandon! So happy the post was helpful to you.

      Delete
  8. We really must believe in ourselves, doubt likes to affect us more than we should allow it. And taking a break is definitely helpful! Great post, Deanie ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's true, Katherine and sometimes it can be an elusive thing, especially when we've had disappointing news. But perseverance leads to success so we need to remind ourselves that we are capable of amazing things.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is all amazing advice, and so true! Rejections aren't the end of the world :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you, Laura. We all need to remember that the sky won't fall when we get a rejection.

    ReplyDelete