The Insecure Writer's Support Group was created by Alex J. Cavanaugh as a place where writers can talk about their insecurities once a month, and receive encouragement and support from other writers.
This month my insecurities mostly revolve around Camp NaNo, specifically using it to write my dissertation. I'm hoping to get it done by the 19th, which means about 700 words a day. I got 1400 on Monday, since I knew I wouldn't be able to get any writing done yesterday (I went shopping for the holiday, exciting!) so I've had quite a good start.
I'm trying to just get the first draft down, whether I think it's terrible writing or not, but I still can't help being insecure about it. Wondering whether my ideas are good enough, or whether I can put them across into stories successfully, or whether I'm biting off more than I can chew.
However, I do know from past experience that my writing doesn't tend to look any good until I go back to revise and edit it, so knowing that makes it easier to just get my thoughts down, ready to edit while I'm away, and throughout August.
I'm also slightly worried about actually getting it done before I go on holiday, since I'm still doing 35 hours a week at work and I've got my blogging and everything still to concentrate on, but last year I managed 1600 words a day for Camp NaNo, so 700 is easy, really. I should manage ok :)