New fears, new hope

So I’m back from the grand Surrey International Writer’s Conference. What a glorious weekend. I’m so tired, my head is still buzzing two days later. I learned a lot. I had an author look at my work and tell me that I needed to stop trying to be such a smarty pants… meaning well, I tend to ‘ahem’ overwrite. He was right. I try really hard to impress people by using as many fantabulous words as possible.

But I’ll have to say, I had a lot of fun. I adored the speakers and ate up every bit of secret wisdom I was exposed to. I think overall I made a good impression and came away with some wonderful contacts. So now that all my old fears of messing up horribly have proven false, I’ve got some new ones to chew on. Here are a few of my favourites:

So I made a good impression, but does it reflect my writing?
Can I even dare to hope for representation after only a year of serious ‘career writing?’
Am I about to make my manuscript worse by changing it yet again?

Grrr. Well, that’s off my chest. In the end, I realize I need to trust God. I need to claim that bible verse that ‘God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.’Philippians 1:6

I can’t do this without Him, and maybe that’s the best part.


About cjgosling

I paint, I sing, I walk in the rain. I'm clumsy and I love the smell of campfire. My head is full of imaginary things and the only thing I ever really want to do in life is write. My first book "Shadowlands: The Guardian" was released in Feb. 2011. The sequel is coming in 2012! View all posts by cjgosling

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