Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Unsure

One thing you need to know about writing: You'll never be quite sure about it.

You'll feel amazing one moment. The next, you'll doubt every word.

You'll spend the rest of your life trying to master the craft, except you never will. There's always something else to learn.

Sometimes, you won't even be sure about why you write at all.

But you'll write anyway, because it's the one passion in your life that's almost as important to functioning as breathing.

So don't worry about being unsure. That aspect to being a writer never goes away.

Get used to it.

What are you always unsure of as a writer?

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just goes with the territory.
Right now I'm just unsure if I will write another book.

Rena said...

I'm always unsure of whether or not I actually connect with people through my writing. Like am I really an idiot for insisting on writing my stories my way. Wouldn't it just be easier to write what's going to be hot soon, or what's "marketable"? Yeah, that's what I'm unsure about.

Mark Means said...

I'm unsure that I'll ever finish a novel, much less publish one....

I'll keep trying, though :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm unsure of what to write next. I have many fiction ideas, but I've done better with the non-fiction.

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm unsure whether I'll ever write well consistently.

M Pax said...

It most certainly doesn't. One moment I'll think my work rocks. The next day I feel I can't put two good words together to save my life. Hope your edits of Doorways is coming along great. :D

J Keith said...

I'm always unsure of whether other people will like my writing.

Sharon Bradshaw said...

I'm never sure if the poem I've written is finished, and whether it's ready to send out. There always seems to be something else which can be changed, so that the final version often ends up being completely different.

Nick Wilford said...

I'm unsure if I can create a plot that's really convincing, or characters that feel real. We'll always be striving for something, which is good!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

A good topic for U post.

Yvonne.

Andrea said...

I am unsure if anybody else will want to read it! Your challenge posts have been great!

klahanie said...

Hi Misha,

Maybe I'm different. I never feel unsure about my writing. As you know, I'm totally relaxed with writing and never worry about it. Whatever happens, happens.

Besides, I always can rely on Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Be well and take it easy, Misha.

Gary :)

Liz said...

I'm unsure about lots of things. I guess I'm most unsure of whether or not I'm doing enough.

Crystal Collier said...

What am I unsure about?

If I placed the mozzarella on the right side of the fridge or left. Oh way! That's house keeping, not writing. Silly me! :P

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I'm unsure whether I've included enough details, because one problem I have is that I often have too much dialogue and not enough description of everything else.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sometimes I'm unsure if I'm pushing hard enough, if I'm doing enough. Basically, I wonder if I need to be working harder, or smarter, or both. :)

Emily R. King said...

Very true! And for a writer who is feeling unsure at the moment, I needed to hear this. Thanks!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I guess that would be if I have a story that others will be interested in reading. When I start, I think I do, but as I get into the book, I sometimes I start to think I'm the only one who will want to read it.

Good question.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Unsure of how it will all turn out.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm in the middle of editing my Nano novel and going from loving it one minute to hating it the next. I guess it does just come with the territory,