Am I wasting my time?
There’s a daunting amount of work that needs to be put into a novel and it’s hard to keep heading for the final product when it feels like there’s nothing to show for it. This month I feel like nothing I ever do will be good enough. I’m not sure exactly who ‘my book’ has to be good enough for. It could be myself, or an agent, or the people who I hope will want to read it but lately I’ve been wondering if I shouldn’t just curl up and start watching Eastenders instead.
I’m suspicious that part of this feeling arises from not having some impartial feed back from other people who write. At the end of December I joined the SFF online workshop and I’m hoping to get a short story up just as soon as, well, I feel it’s good enough.
Hopefully some constructive criticism will make me see what I’m good at and where I still need work.
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Happy New Year!