I've joined The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which is an awesome place where writers are encouraged to check out other writers' blogs and leave encouragement for them. On the first Wednesday of the month we all post about our own insecurities. So here goes.
Some times I really wish I had never told anyone I was trying to do this. My mom, my husband, my siblings, my friends, it's a lot of people to look foolish in front of if it never happens. What if I keep writing and editing and submitting and I never get any interest?
I feel like everyone will think, 'really? You thought you could write a book? To write a book you need to be smart and interesting. No wonder this didn't happen for you."
Okay, yes, I realize that is not what my friends and family would actually think. . .I think. . .But it seems like it would have been safer to just keep it a secret from anyone I actually know personally.
How about you? Do you ever feel that way?