It’s that time again, when writers across the world come together to share their trials and tribulations. Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group, the brain child of Alex J. Cavanaugh. A place to share your writing woes, find encouragement, and even offer support to fellow writers and bloggers.
This month’s official question is, how do you find time to write in your busy day? But I am as always, a rebel.
My insecurity this month, and to some extend, every month is one I hear bloggers ask all the time.
Am I reaching anyone?
I do very often feel like I’m shouting into the wind. I’m realistic about it. My launch last week went about as I expected. I really intended it as a practice for me, to see if I could meet the demands of getting posts written and published on time.
Answer: Just barely.
I’ve accomplished in the past few months with the simple amount of blog posts I’m publishing. I used to be much more sporadic, and now I post at least twice a week, if not more. I’m proud of myself for that, but still I wonder, is anyone reading it.
Part of me thinks that shouldn’t matter. I didn’t get into this to attract a big audience. I just wanted to write and share my writing.
And then I get stuck on that last bit, because if no one is reading, then I’m not really share, am I?
Well, time for some soul searching. Is what I’m putting out worth sharing? Is it the best, most interesting stuff I have to offer?
To me it is, but it is about my writing, and things that I like. However, I can go further. I’m going to be doing some new things over the next few weeks and months. I’ll be releasing serialized short stories once or twice a month, as time allows. And I’m toying with the idea of doing a vlog once a month. I have some ideas for my first video, but we’ll see. More worldbuilding stuff, because that’s the sort of thing I like to read on an author’s website. From there, we’ll see. There’s no time like the present to start something new.
Sound off in the comments. Do you feel like you reach readers? Does it even matter to you, or are you just happy to write?