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Entries in insecurity (6)

Thursday
Sep072017

Writers/illustrators: Focus on enjoying your OWN journey instead of comparing yourself to others. You may be luckier than you think.

 

Wednesday
Jun142017

I go through this a LOT while working on my middle grade novel (picture books, too!)

 

 

Sunday
Jun112017

To others who go thru self-doubt during the creative process: be kind to yourself & stay in your bubble while creating. Revise/angst LATER.

Tuesday
Jan032017

I feel like this at least once every book project

Anyone else feel like this sometimes? I go through this at LEAST once every book project. The insecurity helps keep me humble and also motivates me to always keep learning and experimenting, to push myself to step out of my comfort zone. I try to write or doodle in my journal every day, and will sometimes share my entries publicly. If you're looking for extra motivation to start journalling, I encourage you to check out National Journal Writing Month, which encourages journal writing for personal growth but especially in Jan, April, July and Oct.

Wednesday
May112016

I love Martha Brockenbrough's strategic advice for authors about Goodreads and Amazon rankings


Wednesday
May302012

Comic: What you SHOULDN'T do when asking for a critique...

OHI0127 CritiqueExcuses

I'm posting some of my older comics here as I catalog and tag them in prep for a print book compilation. You can find my comics for writers on Inkygirl (http://inkygirl.com), Tumblr (http://inkygirl.tumblr.com) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/inkyelbows/comics-for-writers-inkygirl-com)