One of the hardest obstacles a writer must face is herself! It's easy to lose your nerve when you're standing before a horde of faceless readers and critics. You might begin to question your work, your point of view and wonder if it is all worth it.
Every writer second-guesses themselves every once in a while, but it is important to stick to your guns. You have to remember WHY you're writing in the first place and believe in it. You have to stand by YOUR point of view regardless what others might think... because without your point of view, you wouldn't be you. Don't ever compromise your values or conviction, it is what makes us all special.
As writers, we run from designated paths and seek alternate trails elsewhere in the bush. It's exciting to do something different, but also kind of scary since there's no one to fall back on if you get lost. Every writer is taking a different route, trying to go somewhere. And every writer has a unique voice--some voices are louder or better than others, but you can't let that distract you from your goals.
It's tough work being a writer. The pay isn't good, the work isn't steady or stable, and there's no glory for most of us in this field. No, to be a writer, you have to LOVE what you do. And that takes conviction. So do you have it?
Hi. I'm the Vegetarian Cannibal.
My primary diet consists of broccoli and tofu and things like that, but I've been known to spoil myself on organisms higher up the food chain. Babies mostly. Sometimes clowns.
I'm a writer and this is my blog. :) I don't eat any of my fans, so don't worry. Just promise to clean up after you're done!