Today I'm focusing on writing more engaging descriptions when you're doing the re-write of your work or the first draft. I don't know if anyone's read the book guide, Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan, but I found it very helpful in terms of deepening the descriptions in my writing.
In a nutshell (sorry about the cliche) are you using the 5 senses when you describe something? I don't know about you but I'm a very visual person so this is the sense I rely on. It's a lot more challenging to describe what something sounds, smells, tastes or feels like.
Here's a challenge. Why don't you write something from the point of view of a blind person? How does doing this transform or deepen your writing?
Now, in terms of my writer's insecurity, all of this reflection on description has made me think about the manuscript I'm currently editing. I think I have a bit more work to do with respect to using the five senses to heighten my descriptions. Oh . . . how the work never ends.