I printed out my manuscript for the workshop and what a thrill, to see it, as one, neatly stacked pile of paper. What wasn’t so thrilling was seeing how rough my manuscript is. Then I was looking forward to editing this from the beginning. But…. I have to finish my ending (I’m still working on it).
Why am I discouraged? I’m feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that I don’t have enough knowledge. Will it come to me? Will it be too hard? Am I good enough? Then. I start thinking I should quit and wonder why I’m even trying. But… I so desperately want to finish my story and run through my draft and polish it with the knowledge I have. I will continue to educate myself and make edits to my draft. Why? Because I need to.
I am thankful for my writing friends who gave me a much needed pep talk. “Every writer goes through this.” “There’s nothing wrong with having a manuscript that isn’t pretty, every book starts that way.”
“I, Diana Lynn, believe that everyone deserves a rainbow and I inspire women to discover who they are.”