Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pain of Rejection Joy of Success.


I was speaking with a writer friend of mine and I finally realized my biggest roadblock in getting my book out there is my deep fear of rejection and failure. She quickly scoffed and said, "Oh you're going to have to get over that real quick!"
    She's was right. I am still not there yet, but I am committed to getting there, because I realize that if I am overcome by my fear of rejection I will never know what it feels like to one day succeed. There is no way around this truth. Every writer must face this.
   It's not easy though, finding your audience. Finding the group that truly understands the words that you have labored over. The words that define you.
    Writing is personal. A good writer gives a piece of themselves in what they write. I am all my characters (even the most treacherous)––and conversely I am also none of them as they are their own.
   As I have stated previously, there can be no doubting your own creative expression. Doubting yourself, gives others permission to doubt you as well.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for writing these musings on writing, Queenbe. I only met you a couple of times in London but the more I follow your Nalia's World writing the more I think I just missed forging a valuable connection while you were here. I'm reading "Quitter" by Jon Acuff at the moment to help me process future obstacles like this. I'm drawing comics which I hope will truly develop into my language for writing the stories I want to tell.

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