I pretty much had my post wrapped up for today, and then I put it on hold. I just realised something important. I feel a little silly about it… but it's a real if somewhat strange phenomenon.
When it comes to my flash fiction, I'm quite excited to share it with everybody. I'll happily write my Five Sentence Fiction pieces, and have little hesitation when it comes to pressing the publish button. You can rip my flash fic to shreds, I'll take it on the chin, pick up the pieces and restructure the work. BUT… I am petrified to reveal even the tiniest bit of information when it comes to my WIP. I feel hyper-sensitive about it. So I'll happily throw my flash fic to the wolves, but I'm protective of my longer piece… strange but true!
I leave you with the following quote I read the other day!
These are the words of Bennett Cerf, known to children throughout the world as the author of The Book Of Riddles…
Bunyan spent a year in prison, Coleridge was a drug addict, Poe was an alcoholic, Marlowe was killed by a man he was trying to stab, Pope took a large sum of money to keep a woman's name out of a vicious satire and then wrote it so that she could be recognised anyway, Chatterton killed himself, Somerset Maugham was so unhappy in his final thirty years that he longed for death… do you still want to be a writer? I do!
Now head over to Alex's blog, where you can read an assortment of rants and raves from other wonderful and super-talented writers at the Insecure Writer's Support Group.