I don’t have an insecurity this months so much as a revelation and a warning.
I had it in my mind I couldn’t call myself a writer until I had actually written something and in June I wrote my first novel.
But, now I am starting to think like a writer, too.
Let me explain what I mean. I have been traveling in China for the last two days. Something that isn’t easy to do in the smaller cities if you don’t have at least an elementary grasps of the language, but it is fairly safe.
Everyone once in a while, I get this anxiety fueled feeling that at some point I could be kidnapped. That has probably more to do with National Geographic Channel shows like Locked up Abroad. To my credit, I’m not stupid. If you go to an airport with heroine duct taped to your abdomen, you deserve to be locked up abroad.
But, I was in a cab this morning heading to the airport and the thought creeped in my mind. And, you know my next thought.
Thank God I backed up my current WIP before I left for this trip.
Now isn’t that just like a writer to think about her work before her life.
My warning: Make sure you back up your work before you leave the house just in case you get kidnapped. When you return, you won’t have to started from the beginning on your chick lit bestseller. Priorities.
Have a great month everyone and for those Nano’er out there, just keep writing.