Well I’ve made it over my hurdle of avoidance (with my writing) and have been editing again. I tend to avoid a story when I feel it has high potential. See, I really like the story I’m currently working on (OK I like them all lol), but I keep having a nagging voice in my head that keeps hinting that maybe I can’t do it justice. Perhaps it would be better left to someone who has more experience or even talent. At least that’s what the voice tries to tell me.
I don’t think this is just a “me” thing, or even just a writer thing. Most of the people I know or have spoken with on any level have revealed to me that they’ve had similar doubts regarding their own lives. Some people are concerned they are in over their heads at their jobs, in their relationships or raising their children. But somehow we manage to keep pushing through it all anyway.
The thing is, no matter how much the little voice of doubt pesters me I still keep going. I still keep writing, and polishing and submitting my work. I don’t think I could stop if I wanted to (and I don’t). I love being a writer, it’s who I am. So, I have decided not to let this negative little chatterbox get me down. I am going to finish this damn story and submit it! Go me!