I am very good at bottling up my writing fears.
Apparently sharing fears helps alleviate some of the pressure and can be therapeutic.
Today is a special day readers. I have decided to share my writing fears. I am not bottling up these scary beauties anymore!
So here are my top 10 writing fears:
- I am worried no one will like my book. When I started blogging this fear started out as ‘no one will like my writing’ and now that I am writing a novel this fear has upgraded itself. I love a fear upgrade!
- I worry that I am as not as good as other writers. I don’t think I am the only writer who wastes valuable time looking at what other writers are doing whilst slowly torturing herself.
- I worry that I am not intelligent enough to write a decent book. All the books that I read seem really intelligent, whereas mine feels very basic. I am hoping I am not the only writer out there with this fear.
- I worry that I will never fulfil my childhood dream of writing a book if I carry on wasting time not writing. All I have ever wanted to do is write a book. Ever since I was a little girl sat in my Dad’s garage making and writing my own storybooks for my toys. At a young age I decided that I wanted to write my own books. Sigh! I know that I will regret it if I don’t do it.
- I am worried that I can only write short stories and not novels. This one scares me.
- I am scared of looking a fool if my book tanks. I am not sure anyone will be that interested on seeing my Amazon sales figures.
- I am scared that I only have one book inside me. I have a zillion plot ideas so I don’t know why I worry about this. I think the turmoil of my current book makes me wonder whether I could do it all again.
- I am worried my grammar weaknesses will let me down. I have some issues with grammar which I just need to sort.
- I am scared that I am wasting my time as its such a difficult industry to get into. I may just go down the self-publishing route.
- I am worried that my book idea is naff and maybe I am wasting my time / should be writing something else. A cruel worry which keeps me awake in the small hours. Just going to have to write it and find out.
Writing them out has actually been quite therapeutic. They don’t seem as scary sat on a page.
Let me know whether any resonate with you and whether you have any different writing fears?
This post was part of the Blog Battle competition run by Rachael Ritchey on her blog. If you want to compete please click here.
This week’s word is Bottle.
The genre is: Non-Fiction.