I’ve broken down July’s Insecure Writer's Support Group post into three different insecurities. (Again—thank you, Alex, for being the mastermind behind this)
1.) When emailing or texting, I have the uncontrollable need to always have the last word. Not in a bad way—in an “I’m going to come off rude if I don’t acknowledge the receipt of the email kind of way.” Even if it’s clear the conversation has come to an end and I don’t need to respond, I struggle to just let a conversation be. Sometimes I have to force myself to not send a smiley face or another “thank you” so I don’t come off too obnoxious or cheesy.
2.) I’m exclamation point happy. It’s a problem. (Not in writing--in my every day life) I wonder if there’s a 12-step program to help me. Maybe I need to try and not use any exclamation points for a whole week and see what happens… ??? Do any of you have a cure to obsessive exclamation point use?
3.) And third, I’ve decided to jump genres with my next project. It’s going to be REALLY interesting to see how a new POV/time period/genre is going to play out with my voice. I’m so used to present tense first, so I think it’ll be a fun challenge to move into third and explore different perspectives. So I’m kind of scared, but hopeful too…
Obviously my insecurities aren’t *too* huge this month, but as always, I’d love to know how your projects are going and if you’re having any insecurities of your own!
Red. Head. Out. :D