Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Camp Literary Wannabe

Hard to believe it's time for another ISWG, hosted by  the marvelous Alex J. Cavanaugh. Since I'm feeling a bit wonky today, I decided to write my insecurities in a wonky way.  So here goes nothing...   
As many of you know I began my writing journey four and a half-years ago, when I checked into Camp Literary Wannabe. Back then, I was filled with hopes and dreams of becoming a published author.  During my stay I enjoyed nights  around the fire, roasted marshmallows with my peers, discussed our works-in-progress and basked in dreams of what was to come. However, now that I'm a chapter and a half away from completing my novel, I'm finding it difficult to pack my bags. 
Why you ask?  Well, it's simple. It's time to find out whether my work is good enough to move up to Camp Published Author. If the worst happens and I'm rejected, I 'm insecure about how I'll respond.  I might not have the fortitude to recapture that same glimmer of hope I had before checking out of Camp Wannabe.  I want to believe I have it in me to carry on, to keep writing.  However, after sacrificing time with family and friends, passing up potential career opportunities to pursue the dream of publishing my novel, it may be time to bid my camp days adieu. Guess the only way to know how this will end is to hike on up the trail and pay CPA a visit.

 Am I the only one who feels these insecurities?  If not, I'd be interested to know how you got past them.  Until next time, happy writing.