The first Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writers Support Group day. It’s a sort of group therapy session for writers. Click here for more information and to see a full list of participating blogs.
Today, I want to once again turn the floor over to my muse, who has some insecurity issues of her own.
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Hello. I’m James’s muse. I’m the little voice inside his head telling him to write. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one in here, and some of the other voices don’t have my writer’s best interests at heart.
Sometimes, these other voices are oafishly blunt, saying things like, “Your writing is bad and you should feel bad.” Other times, they’re a bit more crafty. “Gee,” they’ll say, “you’re really busy today. Too busy to write. Why don’t you do it tomorrow or next week?”
This nonsense is easy enough for me to ignore, but my writer gets confused and flustered.
Are there are other muses out there having this kind of problem? What have you done to combat all this internal negativity and keep your writers on track?