It’s been a while since I wrote a post that is clearly meant to help others learn how to write and how to write better.
I’m a little stumped as to what I can say to help.
It’s not like I don’t make comments on Twitter whenever a question comes up. I do. Randomly. And lately I haven’t been spotting them. Or when I do they are well answered already. Somehow my twitter feed ended up lost in the fog. Again. That happens. Especially when my collection of followers are caught up in writing right now. We get lost and distant from social media when our muse is visiting.
What have I been doing for writing? Can’t I answer a question I have posed myself? I’ve been writing a while, I have to have questions.
But I can’t remember any of them. I’m blanking on what makes writing hard.
Well, minus editing and writer’s block . Those are hard. And formatting. And getting a proper cover. And being serious about deadlines. There’s a lot in the writing world that should be covered. But it’s like it’s all been covered already.
And I’m bad at covering it.
More than anything I think writer’s just need a confidence boost. The press to say “Go for it!” I need it. I need it more than anything. Like with these blog posts. Or with writing in general. Or writing certain characters in certain worlds. I have zero confidence I’m pulling off anything.
I half expect to wake up to someone verbally insulting me because of my failures as a writer. I’m not even sure if that would help me or hinder me. Having no interaction is probably worse. Then again… I can still feel the terror of getting the stalker comments.
Every other day, I tell myself to just unpublish everything and give up.
How can I push and help writers then? It doesn’t matter how many years I have behind me. Or how many other people I’ve helped.
I’m a liar and you caught me.
If anyone has any suggested questions for a long term writer, decent editor, or kinda sorta published author, leave them for me. I can write up a post about anything. This is my chaos. I don’t mind visitors.