Before I start, I need to give a shoutout to all the awesome people who have signed up for the WIP:The Movie Blogfest! If you haven't joined in yet, you can find the details here!
And now,, I am about to engage in a Monday Moan (which sounds like quite a cool regular blog idea lol!). Anyone not wishing to read a self-obsessed whine should probably skip over this one, and I will try to be back to my sunny self next time! :D
So, when I started this blog, my WiP was different to the one I'm working on now. I mentioned a little while ago that I have decided to self-publish the story I am editing at the moment, but that is still likely to change as I dance about with the idea of finding a publisher.
That isn't really today's big issue. Instead, I am living under a constant cloud of doubt. I know every writer has one, but mine won't shift. I want to write, but all the time a voice in my head is saying, "Ha ha, who do you think you're kidding? You can't do it!"
I fight with it, and I carry on. Kind of. Actually, it usually wins and I find myself feeling grumpy for the rest of the day, but the writing and editing continues.
My current WiP is most definitely chick-lit. I know, I know, there are a lot of people who gag over the very notion. But I enjoy it, and for the most part, I'm good at it. Chick-lit is usually cheesy in some way, and that is one of the things I both love and hate. I enjoy reading it, but when I'm writing it, I occasionally have to stop and laugh at myself for writing such terribly lame words.
So, maybe I am writing in the wrong genre, or maybe I am no good, or maybe the cheese is right and I need to stop second guessing myself at every turn.
I have absolutely no answers about what I should be doing, but what I know is that I am feeling dejected today and I need to overcome it.
If you stuck the post out this far, thank you! <3