Stephanie Wells Mason

Romance Author

A Pond Full of Scum

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I have had a fabulous weekend at the 2013 LDStorymaker Conference.  I’ve learned so much and met some great people.   The cogs in my brain are spinning out of control and I hardly know where to begin to process it all.  The information, I’m sure, will prove to be invaluable to my future writing.  But even more valuable, perhaps, is the perspective gained about writers in general.  There were some really talented writers there; big names with best selling books.  They have every reason to stand up and say, “Hey, look at me, look what I can do!”  They were all too nice to be that tacky, but many did share their underlying insecurity over the big question:  “Am I good enough?”  At one panel, in particular, an accomplished writer, Julie Wright, shared her feelings, saying even now there are times when she feels like pond scum.  Not that I want anyone to feel like that, but it’s comforting to know I’m not the only one.  Moving forward I hope will be easier now.  When I’m second guessing my abilities and having confidence issues I can feel comfort in the fact I’m not the only scum in the pond!

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