A new year. New books. New adventures. I'm trying a lot of new things this year. This is one of them.
Yes, I've joined this group. Learn more about Insecure Writers here. This is my first post. Hope I do it right. I'm supposed to talk about my doubts and fears that I've conquered, among other ideas to encourage others who may be having the same emotions. So, I thought I'd start with my doubts. I've been writing for about twenty years. When I first started, I knew little about the business. The Internet wasn't around, at least I didn't have it to help me learn either. I was pretty much on my own. I took a writing course which helped a lot. But mostly I did it myself. Since I was teaching in elementary school, I started with articles for children's magazines. I sent some science experiments, some art projects, and stuff we did in the classroom. And waited. After a while, I decided maybe writing was not for me. And then, one day, an envelope was on my dining table when I got home from school. I'd made my first sale. That $50.00 is framed as a reminder that I can do it.
The fears and doubts sometimes come back when I'm submitting work. I get busy with more writing and don't worry about the submission. Stay busy. And good things will come to you too.
Tell us about your doubts and fears and how you've overcome them. Here's the link to the Blog Hop: