Wednesday, March 6, 2013
IWSG: Doubt and Fear
Well, if I never felt doubt or fear, I wouldn't need to belong to the Insecure Writer's Support Group! haha.
For full details about this group, visit here: alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com
I wonder if writers ever feel fully confident? I think there's a difference between individual self-confidence and a writer's confidence ... or is there? Can I be assured in my daily life and still doubt my ability to convey the images I see in my head onto paper ... and for those written words then to translate into similar images in your head? Doesn't it require some form of psychic ability for me to transfer pictures and stories from my brain to yours? Would a Vulcan mind-meld (sp?) be easier?
I love writing. I love revising. But I fear you won't receive the message I intended to send. Lost in translation/perception/conception.
I suppose that is the reason we have critique partners and beta readers.
What do you fear about your writing experience?