Hard to believe it's already the first Wednesday of a new month--where does the time go? If you're just joining us, IWSG stands for Insecure Writers' Support Group, and it's a blog hop hosted by the wonderful Alex J. Cavanaugh. Visit his blog to sign up and participate as we share our worries and stresses about this writing life.
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I'm not ashamed of the fact that I write, or ashamed of what I write. I just haven't wanted to talk about it much at work because of an irrational fear that I will no longer be seen as a professional. My co-workers have in no way contributed to this fear, but it exists, nonetheless. I really dread the day my students find out, because I imagine (again, irrationally) that the news will only serve as a distraction. I hope I'm wrong.
Most of my family and friends know that I'm a writer, but there is still a sizable contingent of people who have no idea. I've always been a fairly private person, so it is not out of character for me to keep things close to the vest. I guess I'm still trying to figure out how to talk about this part of my life with people who have already slotted me into a defined category.
What about you? Do you have a separate 'writer identity,' or are you an open book?