Every Story Has A Reader| Writing Fiction

Last week, I worked diligently on my current “work in progress”. I was happy, I hit word counts and managed to clean up the messes on the way. Over the weekend something happened, that something that always happens. I feel hopeless, incompetent and I want to discard this entire story. Not even midway in each of my manuscripts I feel whatever I’m writing isn’t interesting. I get embarrassed by what I’ve written, and I feel relieved that I haven’t published such an atrocity for people to read.

But…the flame hasn’t completely gone out yet. I think about the books I’ve read that had no great writing or insane twist and you know what? I’ve enjoyed some of those. As a book reviewer and lover of storytelling, I hate to call someone’s work bad writing. For me, books comes in different flavors, some are great tasting and some are less tolerable. That being said, there are some works that I simply could not get through but that isn’t to say the writing or form of storytelling was horrible.

Every genre or story has a reader out there waiting for it and if that’s not inspiration to share your stories with the world, then I don’t know what is. Of course it’s another miserable thing all together promoting your book and finding your audience but I think we shouldn’t be insecure of our ideas. 

As a writer, what makes you feel insecure?

Xo Kat

7 thoughts on “Every Story Has A Reader| Writing Fiction

  1. Harshita Gupta October 23, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    True!! Every story has a reader!
    That’s the reason I started my blog, though I always felt why I should do it as there are many good ones already out there!!

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      • Harshita Gupta October 23, 2017 / 4:41 pm

        Thank you !! 🙂

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  2. authorsinspirations October 23, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    that’s true. there is always someone out there who would enjoy. but here’s a tip for you: if you want to know how your wip is doing, go to the beta reader folders on goodreads and ask someone for an opinion. they’ll tell you what they think, where they think you should improve, where they think you should expand. they’re nothing but personal opinions, but they’re the opinion of readers.

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    • Bookish Kat October 23, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Oh yeah beta readers are on my list of to do things as a writer but it’s way too early for my current wip 🙂

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      • authorsinspirations October 23, 2017 / 7:48 pm

        i never tried it with a wip, but when i was searching for betas for my manuscript, i often read requests for a chapter in progress and stuff like that. take a look, and see what you think.

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