I’ve lost a lot of confidence in my writing lately. I don’t know if it’s just the funk I’ve been going through, or that I just don’t have any faith in myself. I quit allowing my family and friends read until I finish, all except for my mom. She has been the one keeping me writing. Every chapter I finish is sent to her and must pass with her full approval. Lately though it takes me longer to write a chapter and when I am done I’m really unsure on if it truly works, even though I have only had one out of twenty five chapters to be sent back with a try again.
Last night she called to report back on the latest chapter. “Stop doubting yourself! This was great!” and she continued to tell me what she loved most about the whole chapter.
“What you need to do is just write. Finish your book. Start a new book. You’re a great writer, stop doubting that.”
As I lay in bed last night, admiring my son sleeping next to me, I thought about what she said. I write nearly every day, though not always on my book. I spend too much time these days updating my blog babble. So I’m going to try and cut back on the babble, and not post on useless topics…
Instead, I will use my blogging time to finish my book. I hope I don’t find anything else to distract me from my goals…
What distracts you from your WIP?