Hi, it’s Sher today with the Insecure Writers Support Group., thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh. So here’s my big announcement: I published a book! Yeah, right. But I am recovering from surgery to fix my hiatal hernia. It might be time to rewrite the old saying to “What goes down must come up.” The doctor told me that my esophagus working in reverse order from bottom to top is called dysphagia. It is getting better though.
My biggest insecurity is still time. Setting up a farm is hard even if you’re young. We’re not.
Many of the bushes and trees around our house had to be moved to make room for tender edibles, mostly citrus, in the warmest spots. Still, we’re midway through land clearing, and now we’re rushing to plant a garden, fruit trees and bushes while raising turkeys and baby chicks to add to our existing flock.
Oh, yes, let’s not forget doing taxes, finishing our handicap remodel, and fixing up our rental house to sell. Then add housecleaning, laundry, and church callings. Also reading books to keep my book blog going, writing reviews, and editing. Time left for writing? Zero.
Could I quit blogging? Sure. And lose my best way of getting editing clients (by reading books and sending authors free error lists of the worst mistakes), plus I’d get booted from IWSG. But selling our rental house will free some time, and farm chores should decrease within a couple of years to where I have enough time to both write and edit. Does that make me an April Fool? Maybe. But I can hope!
So, what’s your insecurity? Better yet, how have you solved yours?