Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group
Hello, Krista. (group mumbles in unison)
And today, I'm finally joining Alex Cavanaugh's: The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month. 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! Whew, I am here!
My first visit to the Insecure Writer's Support Group will be about.... (creepy music).... lack of support with writing.
My family has never really been supportive of my writing. When I said that I wanted to be a writer as a child, it was always - "Hmm... why not be a doctor or a teacher?" Why not? Because I don't wanna be a teacher or a doctor. I want to write books and be an author. It's my passion. My older sister has always told me to go for it, but my parents... never. As a little girl, I was always writing stories in notebooks and constantly had my nose in a book, reading and learning more about what makes a good story. I read the whole series of "The Lord of the Rings" when I was eleven. Not exactly light reading for an eleven-year-old.
I was born to be a writer, an author, a dreamer.
It's just hard not to have my family supporting me, but I've slowly realized that I have a writing community who has the same struggles and my friends and followers are behind me, believing in me and helping me grow as a writer. I have friends that are always jumping to read what I've written and give me constructive criticism. That makes me feel a little better, but there's always that nagging thought of my family. Oh well. I will be a writer, whether they support me or not.
I will not quit writing.
Does your family support your dream of writing and being an author?