I love this support group, but one month follows the next too quickly lately. I feel like I'm dipping my toe in my puddle of insecurities a little too often. Today, I need to look on the bright side and turn this IWSG upside down - I'm going to talk about what I'm not insecure about.
I feel good about my ability to write snappy dialogue. I used to write technical documents, where contractions are forbidden - the opposite is true for dialogue apparently. It's taken about two years and lots of feedback from my CP's and daughter to get to the point where this former insecurity turned into something I'm secure about. Yay!
I've been collecting an entourage of quirky characters since I was a child. Unlike gym class, the oddest and most socially awkward ones get picked first. I was a teller at a bank in college - that's when I realized crazy people were attracted to me. Maybe they noticed I noticed them. They waited for my window.
I am one of those people that can visualize everything bad that can happen every minute of the day. I'm very secure in my ability to make the worst possible thing happen to my characters at the worst possible and most ironic time. I'm certain my kids and husband are happy I've found a use for this particular talent (besides worrying about them).
I have absolute confidence in the support of my husband and children. They believe in me, which makes it so much easier to believe in myself.
Writing is my thing - it's what I love to do, the thing (besides my family) that gives me purpose and hope. It completes me.
What are you not insecure about as a writer?
Thanks again to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this monthly group therapy session.