Welcome to the next installment of Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group.
If you have been following my blog for any length of time you may have noticed that I like to do a little something called...Bitch & Moan.
It's like a disease.
Recently, I haven't been writing as much, mostly due to family obligations, but also because I had hit a wall and probably didn't want to admit it.
Not the kind of wall where you don't know what to write next but more of the wall where you wonder why you are writing at all.
Finally, I reminded myself to send it to my 'editors' to see if they even liked reading what I was writing.
What an ego boost that is!
The comments, questions and complaints are like crack!
It reminds me of a movie called Soapdish with Sally Field. When the long in the tooth soap opera actress gets depressed she goes to the mall and 'accidentally' gets recognized. Soon she is surrounded by adoring fans and signing autographs and kissing babies.
It's just the shot in the arm she needs to get back out there and prove her worth.
Seeing my story through another person's eyes is incredibly helpful. So many times I assume my concepts are getting across but that is not always the case. The feedback gives me new ideas and helps me flesh out the story. Find things that I missed or didn't even know were needed.
And now, I feel revived.
My tiny brain is again spinning the hamster wheel working on my story. My fingers may not be typing yet but I believe they soon will be.
So...thank you 'editors' (you know who you are)! Thank you for asking those questions and making those comments.
Thank you for saying 'I can't wait to read more!' so that I know I must continue and not give up!