Yesterday while I was driving, the first line of a new novel came to me. I quickly used One Note to record it. The idea came to me, and I think it’s a spectacular idea. The book truly could be amazing. But my confidence to write it is not there.
There are certain things I am comfortable writing, and other things that strike worries or fears in my brain. Some stories need to be written, but the emotion that overtakes me even thinking about writing it creates a weight on my shoulders. As a reader, I become so involved in character’s lives. I feel like I know them, they are a part of me. When you are the one writing the words, it is that much closer to your heart.
This idea I have presents many questions about things I am uncertain of myself. Maybe they are questions I don’t want answered; answers that are best left unanswered.
I have the idea. I wrote it down. I am currently working on editing my newest project, so it would be on the back burner anyway. Maybe in a few months I will gain the confidence to write this story.
Writers, how do you deal with insecurities? I keep thinking that this story would be amazing, but someone else should write it. I shouldn’t be thinking that way! Just like George Costanza stuffs his sorry’s in a sock, maybe I need to do the same with my lack of confidence! 🙂