This week I am preparing for the start of NaNoWriMo on Friday. Only 2 days left!
Earlier today, I ran across this article on the UTopYA Facebook page: 10 Things That Should Never Stop You From Writing Your Story. Just the encouragement I needed before busting out 50,000 words.
Of the ten, two struck my insecurity chord the most: fear of finishing and fear that someone else could tell it better.
I am an avid reader. For the most part, that makes me a better writer. But it also reminds me how much amazing talent is out there. Then, my insecurity beast rears his ugly head and starts picking away at my confidence.
As far as the fear of finishing, it's more of a fear of finishing well. I have very high expectations of my writing. My fear is that I re-read it in mid-December and not love it.
*shakes it off*
Okay, no time for insecurity right now. I need to focus on writing. After all, there's no book to fret over if I don't write it.
Today and tomorrow, my goal is to do as much pre-planning I can. My November goals for A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) are simple.
* Announce my updated word total
* Stay on top of my sponsorship duties
And to keep the insecurity monster at bay, I plan to write first each day. As a reward for doing that, I will play (whether it's a good book, a good movie/TV show, time with my kids) to rejuvenate. After all, all work and no play...