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!
This time I'd like to talk about struggling with bitterness. On one hand, I am incredibly excited for my fellow writers to find agents and get publishing deals. But on the other hand, it makes me feel bitter.
What do they have that I don't have? Can I ever be good enough? Should I write more like that author? Maybe I should write a book like that?
I want to be happy for my friends who find agents and are published, but sometimes I'm just a little bitter about it.
We all have the same dream. There are bound to be a few who never make it? It's sad and a bit frustrating.
I don't wanna give up on my dream. But, I'm a bit bitter of those who succeed and I'm still deep in the trenches. I have to remind myself not to be bitter and to rejoice in their happiness. Someday, someday.
Do you feel discouraged when another writer finds an agent?