How is it October already? This year feels like it's just flying by...
For this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group post, I want to talk about the insecurity that comes with comparisons.
I have a fabulous group of fellow authors in my local RWA chapter, and one of the great things about interacting with everyone is that I get to hear about their projects and ideas and so on. A few of the authors work on multiple books at once, and so they always have several manuscripts in progress at any given time.
I do not do this.
I work on one book at a time. I have ideas brewing while I'm writing, but I'm too afraid that if I stop working on one book to start another, I will never return to that original book again. Ergo, I don't veer from my course.
Sometimes I feel a bit insecure because it seems like everyone else is writing, writing, writing, being super-productive and finishing multiple books a year, whereas I am plodding along, lucky to get two books done in a year.
Do I worry that I'm not productive enough? Yes.
Do I worry that
According to Kierkegaard, comparison is the root of unhappiness. I know this, and yet it's difficult to stop using other people's productivity as a yardstick for my own. Something for me to work on, I guess...
Does anyone else do this? It's okay if you don't--I'm used to being weird. :)