A support group for professional writers:
Okay, everyone — thanks for those introductions. I want you to know this is a sharing space, one where you can talk about anything at all.
Before we get underway, let’s just get a sense of the issues we’re dealing with. Could I have a show of hands for everyone coping with occasional anxiety? …So, everyone. Constant anxiety? …Everyone. Check.
Okay, how about imposter syndrome? …Everyone again, huh?
Deep-seated fear that everyone else is succeeding while you’re falling beh—… okay. Maybe it’s easier if I just ask you to put up your hands if you aren’t dealing with this. Anybody who doesn’t have a constant need to reassure yourself while you’re working that what you’re writing isn’t crap? Anyone? Procrastination? No? Weird physical symptoms that appear when a deadline’s coming up?
Is there a support group for defeated support group facilitators?