05 June 2013
IWSG: Fill in the blank
Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, again (!), for running the Insecure Writer's Support Group! This blog hop is a great platform for writers to find others who are struggling to make sense of this sometimes defeating calling.
This last weekend I was bemoaning the fact that I'm not like a certain writer, and not long afterword I realized I had my topic for today. Fill in this blank and you have one of the many blocks any writer faces: I am not __________ enough.
Haven't you done it? Haven't you said or thought: I'm not enough? I could fill in that blank with so many things, and these are the ones that only apply to writing!
And it all boils down to this: you can't be enough - ever. There will always be someone who is doing more, who is smarter, funnier, faster, better at computers, marketing, or writing. So my advice for you *ME* is to be who you are, write what you write - write what you have to write!
When you are tempted to fill in that blank again, don't. You will grow as you are intended to grow, at the pace you were intended to keep. Just put your head down and write.