It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group:
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This week I received a book in the mail. It’s Scott Jarvie’s “American Temples” photography book. I’ve been following his journey in the past year and I had preordered the book. I was really excited to get it and it surpassed my expectations (click on the image and follow the link to his site to see how amazing this book is).
Every time I see an indie artist succeed at his/her dream, I feel a sense of pride because I know how hard it is to keep at your dream, and the years it takes of working behind the scenes before you finally have something to show the world.
I’ve always wanted to write, but for some time I did other things (first, scrapbooking/stamping/paper crafts, and for a while I had a photography business). I wrote a lot of poetry when I was in high school and university, but I finally started writing fiction a little over two years ago, and I will not go back on it, even as hard as it is. The more I learn about writing, the more I feel like I have so long to go. It’s a dream that needs constant feeding and nurturing, otherwise it won’t work.
This made me think about indie artists, not only the writers and photographers, but the painters, musicians, designers, knitters, paper crafters, etc. While all artists are amazing dreamers with a load of courage, indies have an extra dose of going at it and believing in their dream. And that is why I love supporting indie artists—not only because I am one, but because all artists need the encouragement of knowing they are not alone.
Insecure Writer #144