Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
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The awesome co-hosts for the January 7 posting of the IWSG will be Elizabeth Seckman,Lisa Buie-Collard, Chrys Fey, andMichelle Wallace!
As my first release date approaches, I'm struck with a new insecurity I'm surprised hasn't reared its ugly head before now...
My genre hopping / pen name is gong to be a complete failure.
Never mind my editor at Evernight Publishing gave me an Editor's Pick award. Just means she likes my writing. But, will others??
While I write the stories the voices in my head dictate, I can't help but nibble my finger nails to nubs.
I tell myself it doesn't matter - I'm doing what I want to do. That the pen name 'hiding' my tamer self from Lynn's spicier side of romance stories is enough to keep my family from finding out and flipping.
Cuz they would. Flip a lid.
Some days, I really think having the love of telling the tales within my brain is too much to handle. Is the stress worth it?
Don't know. Hope it is. Feb 10th is fast approaching. I doubt I'll have any finger nails to speak of by then...