When I was younger, I wrote a lot of fanfiction (as in, every night I was writing fanfiction… that’s a lot of fanfiction). I posted a lot of this online, at fanfiction.net and later at Archive of Our Own.
Since then, I posted a few of my own works online. But if you have a look around in the depths of the internet, there are only a few I haven’t recaptured and taken down.
Why? Well, I felt awkward about posting my work online for everyone to see. I was uncertain about it. I struggled to finish long bits of text, even if I thought posting them would help me. (Yeah… they didn’t.)
I’m only just getting back into posting my writing online. I don’t get many views – in fact, I’m lucky to get one – but it’s out there for everyone to see and I enjoy posting it! And, I’m being confident enough to not take them down this time! (Except the awful cover. I might redo that at some point…)
So yes I feel that, although I’m not posting novels and I have taken down my novella, I’m getting somewhere with short stories. Who knows, maybe I’ll progress at some point!
Insecure Writers’ Support Group is a kind of, well, support group for, uh, insecure writers. You can find them here. 🙂