‘The right sort dear’: Insecure Writers

It is a brand new year – look it sparkles in it’s frosty promises.  It is a time to believe again. Rested and relaxed, old disappointments consigned to the flames, it is the time of brand new beginnings.

It doesn’t do to look backward over one’s shoulder at the shadows behind. Doubt and fear must be ignored, sent away, not worthy of our friendship.

How long will it take to forget the sparkle of now, days, weeks or will we manage months before we allow our old friends doubt and fear back into our intimate circle again.  We know they are ‘a bad lot’, warned about them as children but we find their attractiveness, their attention, comforting and easy.

Self-believe, self-confidence, now those are two are so difficult to get along with.  Their constant demands and high expectations make close friendship with them difficult.  We have to work hard at the relationship, give more of ourselves. These two are the golden ones; listen to the voices of childhood, these are the ‘right sort dear’.

6 thoughts on “‘The right sort dear’: Insecure Writers

  1. We can only move forward!
    Thanks for participating in my Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Next posting is February 1.

  2. Hi Alberta,nice to meet you. So true. Embrace the good and shun the bad. If only it were that easy.

    Love that picture at your header. I’ll be back.

  3. jamieayres says:

    Very eloquently put:) Always need a reminder like this!

  4. Yes, but those bad boys (fear & doubt) can be so attractive at times, can they not? In fact, they often are the source of great writing, while in the throes of heartache and depression. But banish them, we must. Good IWSG post!

  5. Cassie Mae says:

    Self-belief and self-confidence are definitely things I need to invest more time into. Thank you for the reminder :)

  6. This is so very true. Great post.

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