I’m a new recruit to Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (the link takes you to details on what that means and how to join. You’ll also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge – do check them out).
On the first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question is: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?
I’ll let you know when I do! In all seriousness, I’ve given no thought to how I’d celebrate, as there’s the far more important step to achieve … that of reaching those goals. And I’ve not reached any yet.
It’s not that I’m aiming for such massive goals (except in the long-term) that’s the problem, for I’ve made sure that my short-term goals are imminently reachable. The problem is there’s something in my professional life I urgently need to figure out and until I do, it’ll keep on intruding into my thoughts. I’ve been trying to work out who can best help me, without success … until, that is, I sat down to answer this month’s question.
Why is is when I answer your monthly questions, I seem to gain such insight – even to non-writing related matters? Perhaps it’s the fact that by openly embracing my insecurity, I’m freed to think with less noise. Whatever it is, I thank you.
Another insight gained – and one more directly related to the question – is I could well be great at celebrating other people’s achievements, but am uncomfortable doing so with my own. Membership of this group could prove to be cheaper than therapy!
© Debra Carey, 2018