IWSG - December
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. It's such an amazing group, it even has its own website now, which you can visit here.
I'm feeling pretty good about my writing right now, purely because I've just won NaNoWriMo; there's something about writing 50000 words in a month that really makes you feel good about yourself. I even managed to finish a few days early, something I never thought I could do.
My main insecurity dwells within those 50000 words. I have to keep reminding myself that it is a first draft; it's meant to be rough, there are bound to be a lot of problems with it. The ending is the part I have the most problems with; it just doesn't work. It'll be the hardest part of editing, I think; it needs a complete re-write. When I finished the 50000 words it took a while for the happiness to come, just because I wasn't happy with the ending. I can't change the ending, though, without changing things in the rest of the story first. There is a lot of work that needs to be done.
That said, I really can't wait to get started with the editing. I'm going to let it sit until January, then I'll print it and get a red pen to it. I already have plenty of ideas for the edits, and I know the biggest problems with the manuscript. The hardest part will be solving those problems, but I know I can do it.
Despite its flaws, I have faith in my story, and I believe I can make it amazing.