Vanity- a monster looking in the mirror and thinking…I’m beautiful!

Are you vain? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but do you have a realistic view of yourself and your writing? Most writers that I’ve met are incredibly insecure about their writing even when its top notch. The ones who are boastful and arrogant are usually the ones who suck or have already made it and are famous. With this in mind I made a bet with a few friends of mine that writers self confidence level in themselves as a whole is remarkably higher than their confidence in their writing. They often tease me for being enamoured with myself (I blame guys for too many compliments), but I also think It’s a writer thing in general. Anyone agree? Disagree? I have five dollars riding on this so its of utmost importance! And to all who have sent me stories to review, they will be read and reviewed ASAP


About Everyrosehasathorn

So I have finished my first book, Every Rose Has a Thorn, which is available on amazon for free if you have an amazon prime membership, or 2.99 otherwise. This is a book about Emily Rose who is drawn into a battle between angels that want to not only destroy the world and human race, but for some reason want her on their side when they do it! She must learn that doing what is right isn't always easy, especially when you fall in love with a very dangerous angel! View all posts by Everyrosehasathorn

30 responses to “Vanity- a monster looking in the mirror and thinking…I’m beautiful!

  • Lawrence Grodecki

    Before saying anything more, I’m going to hold out for a more detailed description on how one rides a fiver.

  • The toymaker

    I get very insecure about my appearance and my writing. But I have a persona I put on when doing readings. People don’t want to see the shy retiring type – they want to be entertained. So I become more confident, even if I am shaking inside. My personal appearance… I am afraid I don’t think about it. Sometimes I even forget to look in the mirror.

    Hope you haven’t lost your fiver. 🙂

    • Everyrosehasathorn

      Lol the day isn’t over yet! And I compleatly understand the whole shaking inside thing. I used to do a lot of plays, the first couple of which were brutal. Now I can walk on stage and its a rush instead of fear.

  • Wordifull Melanie

    Actually Self confidence is something that is a battle for me. I have body image issues and never feel great about my appearance. Somehow I’m more confident in my writing because even if it is not great it is still my passion and I feel more at home in my word world than I have ever felt in the real world.

    • Everyrosehasathorn

      Okay so I have a question for you, do you write about people who are confident in themselves or not confident? Just curious you don’t have to answer. One of my friends commented on my main character’s obsession with looking at themselves in the mirror (my real life obsession) so I’m curious as to how someone who’s opposite of my would write.

  • LillianC

    I’m never entirely satisfied with my writing. I will tinker endlessly until I make myself let go of that piece of writing and send it out for critique, to a market, etc.

  • Lori D

    I recently had a health issue (allergy) with my eyes and couldn’t wear makeup. That’s when I learned something new about myself …. I’m vain. I’m also fearful of speaking in front of a group, although lately it’s been getting better since I’ve been heading up a good sized writer’s group. I’m also insecure about my writing. Always finding issues thinking I can make it sound better if I just fiddle with it a little more. I don’t have a problem with honesty though, in case you couldn’t tell by my long response. 😉

  • Keigh Ahr

    Showing your writing to someone, even on a blog, takes at least some confidence, moxie, chutzpah, whatever. Writers without confidence keep their work to themselves. Been there, done that, got fed up and decided that trying and perhaps failing beat the hell out of not trying at all.

    • Everyrosehasathorn

      Very true! When I was a child I told fantastical stories that would keep all the neighborhood kids entertained but when I got a bit older and it wasn’t as cool I started writing and hiding the books. I still freak out if anyone touches my old stories because they aren’t up to par.

  • thecleverdog

    about my appearance, no, not that much. about my writing, yes, very insecure. I frequently give up on a piece or a story just because of a momentary irrational dread that people who read this are really going to hate it. that they would consider my writing either incompetent, or aspiring-to-be-intellectual type. Is that vanity?

  • cherylfoston

    Can’t wait to read your book. Thanks, for reading my blog.

  • cbnwali

    Thanks for the like and the follow. I think I fall in the category of those who are quite insecure about their writing. I have since needed someone whom I do not really ‘know’ to critique my work objectively. Can you be that person? I have 4 published books and one that is on its way to being published.

  • countingducks

    I want to be vain, but there is no evidence to support the attitude

  • Everyrosehasathorn

    Looks like I get to keep my five! I’m glad to know I’m not alone in my vanity and insecurities!

  • Margaux N.

    I agree. Personally I’m social and confident but when it comes to writing let’s just say that the only people who ever read what I wrote were my English teacher back in elementary school and my current creative writing tutor. I am confident that I can produce good ideas, though I am always concerned that my writing isn’t that competent especially since English is not my first language.

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