I love sharing my insecurities for the month in my monthly IWSG posts. IWSG aka Insecure Writers Support Group acts like our online therapist, where we writers post our anxieties, fears, doubts, insecurities and writing worries, on the first Wednesday of every month. Other writers who share similar worries help us out with their advice and tips. Check out the IWSG website for awesome writing tips.
Trust me when I say this, if there was no IWSG we writers would burst under the impact of our own feelings. Thanks to Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh (author of the Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars), who had the foresight to start this awesome group, to save writers globally from the negative effect of their own feelings.
I am thrilled be one of the co-hosts for this month’s IWSG. My awesome co-hosts are Megan Morgan, Chris Votey, Viola Fury, Christine Rains, Madeline Mora-Summonte, L.G Keltner and Patricia Lynne.
I am going to talk about my favourite feeling that creeps up on me time and again. ENVY. ENVY. ENVY.
Yes, I get very envious whenever I read about other writers word counts for the day, week and month. Compared to their word counts my word count looks measly. A writer wrote that she completed a manuscript in 21 days (gulp).
Then again I feel a bout of envy (mind you it’s all healthy, I am not jealous or grudge them their achievements) when I read the blurbs of some author’s books, with sky high stakes, amazing premises and awesome world-building (I use this envy as inspiration, that with effort I too can write such books).
The third bout of envy comes when some blog buddies discuss their books. Gosh they are super-productive. They write one manuscript after another so quickly. My head reels at the rate they complete manuscripts.
Do you all get envious? How do you handle your feelings of envy?