Wannabe Writers is a meme created by Sarah of Confessions of the Un-published!
One of my goals right now is to move my literary ambitions out of the box and onto the shelf, by which I mean that I no longer want to ignore how much I enjoy writing. I love the idea of this meme, and I'll quote from Sarah's post here:
I often find myself searching the web for information during my struggles as a new writer. So I wanted to start a place where us future young-adult authors can come together to ask those questions, share our stories, and get feedback.
I'm going to be out for the day, but I will read your lovely comments and get back to y'all on your blogs ASAP Monday. :-)
Where I am in the writing process: I'm in the middle of Novel #2, trying to figure out where it wants to go. It's more of a creative issue than actual writer's block.
My current problems: None. I'm good. :-)
Question(s) this week: This week's question was given to me by my blogger-friend Swimmer. She asked about writer jealousy. Anybody else currently experiencing it? (I know I am.) How do you deal with it?
My level-headed answer is that I use that jealousy to drive me to perfect my own work and use someone else's success as an example that, yes, people like me can be published authors!
On a more emotional level, I'm just...wistful. Jealousy isn't really my thing, but in my wistfulness, I would be tempted to just give up. I allow myself to wallow in self-pity for a minute or two and then stand up, dust myself off and focus on being the best I can.