A is for Anxiety. A feeling that grips us writers all the time. I can see many of you all nodding in agreement. Anxiety is something I experience 24/7, both as a human and a writer. Anxious thoughts attack me when I think whether I will be able to do justice to the story I have chosen to write.
If a deadline looms large, then it’s time for more anxious thoughts. Will I finish the story/book in time? Will I be able to stick to the synopsis I have sent my editor?
After I have completed the story, then it’s time for more anxious thoughts. Will I get an agent or a publisher? Will my editor like it?
And once the book is out, then its free-fall into the world of anxiety. Will the reviews be kind to me? Will the readers like the story and the characters? Will the books sell? Will I be able to write the next book? I am trying hard to distance myself from those feelings. Reader reaction cannot be controlled by us. So why worry unnecessarily?
Sounds familiar, right? Let me know how you all tackle the demons of anxiety?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.