I’ve felt burdened by all seven at one time or another, but last year, in particular, I found myself bemoaning missed opportunities that brought others success. I didn’t follow through, I failed to catch the boat in time, I was too late to ride the first big wave, etc. etc. In 2015, instead of beating myself up about the coulda, shoulda, wouldas, I’m focusing on making the most of what’s in MY career path . . . that hefty backlist to be mined, doors to the Big 5 still open, the just tested waters of self-pubbing. 2015 will be a year of looking ahead, not back. My year of letting go.
So, which of the Seven Deadly Sins have you suffered from, and how do you plan to let them go?
One of the very unique and cool things I did do in 2014 was to participate in the Insecure Writers Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond project with an article on career steps. If you haven’t downloaded this free (let me say that again, FREE!) collection of inspiration and advice from over 100 authors regarding writing at every level, give it to yourself as a primer for a great 2015.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Twitter hashtag is #IWSG