I have to tell you that I am kind of nervous about writing my first post in this group. I looked at a bunch of other posts first. But I guess that’s exactly why I need a group like this!
So, what am I most insecure about with my writing at this moment?
I do love to write–that’s not an issue.
Here’s the top two on my list of insecurities at the moment:
- I just got my first freelance writing job, which is to write a bunch of very short stories for 2 to 4 year olds. I was very excited to get this job, even though it doesn’t pay much. But if all goes well, I will soon be a published author even though I won’t get named on the website. But as soon as I signed the contract, there came the insecurity–what if they don’t like it? I don’t know the answer to that, and hopefully I won’t find out.
- I recently got a personal rejection from a small publishing company for my MG fantasy novel. I was very excited–it’s the second personal rejection and it had some real suggestions and a willingness to reconsider if I addressed the issue. I started writing this story probably four years ago. I still think it’s a good story. She wanted me to work on the beginning–said that I just jumped into the story without creating the world. When I first wrote the book, there was too much of an information dump at the beginning. So I’m going to try to find a balance between the two. But I just don’t know if I can ever get it “right.”
That’s about it. I hope this is alright.
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