I recently joined a blog roll--aka a list of like minded bloggers-- this one is called the Insecure Writer's Support Group, or IWSG for short.
The first Wednesday of each month we post to the world something we're insecure about--not a problem we're writers' EVERYTHING makes us insecure ;). So, to my fellow insecure writers- both on and off the blog roll- here I go :).
This month's insecurity is about letting folks down. I'm talking about when someone reads part of your work and gushes about it (or even just says, "Hey, that's not bad") and then wants to read more.
I am terrified that they'll get to the rest of the work and throw it against the wall. They'll realize that I'm a fraud (ahh- another IWSG blog rears it's head for a future month ;)) and I'll let them down.
Or, my writing could be fine, but they may have an idea where my story is going that varies wildly from where I went with it.
In short, I freak if someone likes my work but hasn't read the entire bit of whatever project they're reading. I hate to think I'm going to disappoint them.
What about you? Any deeply hidden fears lurking in your psyche?