Are there any SECURE writers? Really? I guess its all a matter of perspective...and degree. But instead of discussing what brings me down and makes me question what I'm doing, I'm going to talk about a moment that perked me up. It wasn't a particularly encouraging query letter response, or a glowing review from a critique partner, but rather a simple comment left on this very blog that came via an innocuous route.
Over the long weekend I was catching up on my blog reading, leaving comments here and there, when I received a comment of my own. It was from a new follower who liked what I had to say in one of my comments and followed me back to my blog. She informed me that after reading several of my old posts she really enjoyed the way I wrote and looked forward to the day my book was finally published so she could read it.
That simple comment made my day...my weekend...heck I still think about it. Unsolicited praise, no matter how minor, goes a long way with us insecure writers. We can crash into desparity at the drop of a hat, but we can soar above the clouds just as easy!
By the way, I'm being interviewed by Megan & Sarah at Sisters in Crime today. Check it out if you have time. They are a pair of aspiring graphic novelist worth checking out!