Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IWSG - Is it ever gonna happen?

It's time for another installation of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. 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.

Today is also the celebration of the new website for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, which is super awesome! Be sure to check it out!

I'm struggling with waiting. I'm super excited and happy for all of my writing buddies, who are finding agents and getting published!! At the same time, I can't help but wonder if it will ever happen for me. Will I ever be published? Will I find an agent who loves my book just as much as me? Will this writing thing ever be worth it?

Don't get me wrong; I love writing. I'm not doing it for money, but because I really enjoy writing stories and creating new worlds. But I'd like to have readers someday. I want someone to enjoy my characters and remember the story after it ends. Here's a list of the books I've written and what genre they fit in.

Falling Star - YA Christian Fiction
Down in the Creek - YA Christian Fiction
To Love Without Hope - YA Christian Fiction
The Secret - YA Christian Fiction
Twisted - NA Fantasy Romance (WIP)

Nameless/Unless - YA Epic Fantasy
Defiance (Book 1)- YA Urban Fantasy
Breathless - NA Urban Fantasy Romance
The Damned (Book 2) - YA Urban Fantasy (WIP)

We all have different writing journeys and that's what is wonderful about writing. All of our journeys are unique and I like reading about them. I just really hope that it happens for me someday. Waiting is necessary with writing. But some days the waiting just really sucks. I really hope I make it someday. I've love to attach "published author" to my name. For now, I'm still waiting.


  1. All writers find themselves wondering about these things. Every published writer had these concerns at one time. As long as you keep writing, I have no doubt good things will happen for you.

  2. I really could have written this post. I'm playing the waiting game, too, and some days I even do so gracefully. But I think what L.G. says is long as you keep writing and don't give up, good things will come.

  3. Is waiting a journey, or idleness. I think your heart is in the right place, as you write, as you wait. ;)

  4. Waiting really does suck, but you'll get there eventually. You just need to remember that you write because you love it :)

  5. I sympathize with the way you're feeling. Sometimes I get so down that a publisher hasn't picked me. Enjoy your journey, though. That's what I'm doing. :)

  6. Waiting, there is a lot of this as a writer isn't there? It can be hard and I frequently ask myself the same questions as you. Will it ever happen? I don't know, I hope so and I will keep trying, as long as I still love the writing I can't see me stopping. Good luck with your journey.

  7. It will happen for you. As others have said, you've got your heart in the right place by writing for the love of it. It's a matter of time!

  8. You will! You'll find a great agent or publisher if you don't give up. So much of this business is in the timing. Trust me, if I can make it, anyone can! And you will be in much better position when you start the journey than I was.

  9. Oh gosh... waiting is DEFINITELY the most difficult part of the process. I think we're happy when we're working. It's fun to be excited about a new project or be consumed with editing, but the waiting... that's the silent killer. I feel you!

  10. Waiting is all we ever do, seems like. Don't give up, Krista. It WILL happen!