The Independent IWSG


It's Independence Day. The time to celebrate those intrepid souls who revolted against tyranny and struck out on their own to build an independent nation. 

The same can be said for the indie writers. They're bold. They have a story to tell and they tell it. They don't wait for permission to dream.They're entrepreneurs. Rebels and pioneers. 

Indies should be proud, but in a world where peer pressure and comparisons can reach sophomoric levels, insecurity can be a problem. Indies start to question the value of their dream, the usefulness of their work. 

That's no good!

Imagine if the revolutionaries approached every battle and skirmish with insecurity. What if they lacked faith in their ragtag battalions? Questioned the skills of their non-commissioned generals? 

Without bold, defiant spirits and faith in the dream, they'd never had the gumption to commit treason so freedom could ring.  

What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)? My goals change daily, heck, hourly. Sometimes I'm shooting for the traditional dream, then the next minute I'm planning to stuff stories in envelopes and let my kids deal with them when I kick the bucket.
 
Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and this month's co-Hosts: Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne!



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