Wednesday, April 3, 2013

'C' is for Confidence - Insecure Writer's Support Group


Today is Wednesday, April 3rd and the first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog day. Hoping to kill two birds with one blog, here is the letter 'C'. In a strange twist, I have chosen Confidence as my topic for IWSG and A to Z Blog Challenge.

Am I a confident writer? Not by any stretch of the imagination. When I put words on paper for the public to examine, it is putting a piece of my inner most soul on display for others to abuse or adore as they see fit. There is no power within me at all to determine which emotion will triumph. The words are an extension of me; if they are rejected how can I not take it as a personal rejection? The words and the woman are intricately woven as one.

I don't think I am alone in this feeling. Any performer who puts a part of themselves out there for the world, be it an actor, musician, or writer. Of course, that doesn't make it any easier. But with each rejection letter another piece of the armor is forged. I will be stronger for the journey than I would be if immediate success came without work.

That is what makes me open the computer night after night, writing the scenes that fill my head night and day. Therein comes the topic of the day - Confidence.

I am confident that no matter how long it takes, how many hills I must struggle to climb, I will keep writing. It is a part of me just as much as breathing. And that is enough for me.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy, our confidence does take a beat, but we just need to keep writing.

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    1. Yes we do!

      Thanks for dropping in today!

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  2. My confidence took a big hit awhile back and it took some prodding before I was able to get back up again. Sometimes I feel like we are such fragile creatures at times. The important thing is, we keep on going and we keep on building up that armor. Great post!

    Elsie
    IWSG co-host

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    1. Like Dory says in "Finding Nemo", 'just keep swimming'.

      Thanks for stopping by today!

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  3. Confidence. It takes a lot of courage to continually put ourselves out there.

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    1. Yes it does. But I do feel like the cowardly lion some days!

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