IWSG – Chase dreams and you just might catch one!

It’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group time again, and I feel like I don’t have any new insecurities to bring to the table. Sure, I’m still nervous about leaving for Odyssey in just a few days, but I think I covered that pretty well last month.

But I’ve still got plenty of excitement and inspiration to share, I think. And it’s occurred to me that a lot of writers from all over the world applied for this. If I looked strictly at the numbers, I might have thought that it wasn’t worth the effort to put together my application and mail it off. I certainly wasn’t feeling too hot about my chances after three other workshops rejected me in March.

Still, I got in! That’s made me think about other things that I thought I wasn’t ready to try for yet. I’ve submitted some stories to magazines, but I gave it up after getting a half-dozen rejections or so. Maybe I should be more like Elizabeth, pushing the race points month after month, looking for new places where I can submit my writing, and I can build up a few nice little publication credits. And there are other dreams that I’ve let slip away, that I’m still scared of typing into this blog where everyone can see them.

But I’m not going to let them stay one step ahead of me forever. Those dreams can still run, but sooner or later, I’ll give them the best chase I can manage. (Hmm, considering how lousy my knees are, maybe I’ll need some sort of hovercraft to hunt my dreams in.)

2 Responses to IWSG – Chase dreams and you just might catch one!

  1. Donna Hole says:

    Some dreams just take longer to act on than other. I think its good to always have an ambition waiting its time. And I have to say, I’m as excited to read about things going well, or at least now going downhill, as I am to read about dissatisfaction at this time of month.

    All things balance. I’m so glad that you got into Odyssey. It is a special feeling to know thousands applied, and you were singled out and chosen specially. You should be proud, and share the news.



  2. Debbie_e says:

    I agree with Donna, some dreams do remain elusive. It sounds like you have had a significant success though. It could be another step on a road to getting that hovercraft.


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