It’s been almost a year since I last posted on the topic of writing . My goals, etc. The book I started and started again and thought I finished……..almost.
Sigh. I cannot compare myself to others. That is unwise – even the bible tells us that.
But I do it anyway until I catch myself. So many of my peers write on their blog often. Sometimes several times a day. Me? Oh, perhaps once a week or two. Good grief. I guess there are no tight rules on this but I may be forgotten if I don’t write something!
I decided to wrap up a booklet I wanted to publish. Good time to do it – now. So I progressed rapidly this week. Even asked two authors I know to write an endorsement for the front. Sigh, again. After I sent the “manuscript” out to a friend to read first, I realized that the requirements of the publisher was to have at least fifty pages. WHAT?!?!?! I have just over half that.
Time for fetal position. I dread going back in and adding to what I thought was alright. Ugh. Double ugh.
I do believe I can write. But why such dread? Why do I feel defeated before I even start? I don’t normally write such gut revealing words on here – but this is how I feel today.
I know me enough to know that I will pick myself up and dust myself off and face this project. Sooner, I hope, rather than later.
I am open for advice and encouragement – but not criticism. I do not believe that criticizing artistic abilities is a thing. We are all individuals with individual tastes.
Thank you for letting me spill to you……
😀 Cate B