I'm participating in NaNoWriMo and I've written 3550 words my first day, and still I am convinced I will fail. I decided to participate to challenge myself to complete a first draft; and so far, the words are coming - but what happens when the words aren't flying off my fingers? What will I do then? I have yet to write anything long enough to really struggle with writer's block, and still the fear of it is panic-inducing for me. What do you do when the words just won't come? You know where your story is going, but you can't seem to find the words to get you to that next plot point; what then?
My greatest fear, of course, is that I'll finish my story and give it to someone other than my husband to read - and they will hate it. Say, "What the hell were you thinking, you are not a writer!"
Inner demons of past self-loathing are hard to get rid of, I can analyze the psychology of my fear till I'm blue in the face - that still doesn't put them in a vault, where I don't hear the nagging voices.
I'm sharing my insecurities as a member of the Insecure Writer's Support Group...so tell me, fellow Insecure Writer's, how do you quiet the negative voices in your head? How do you get past a block? And, most importantly, how do you choose that first lucky individual to share your work with?