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.
Today I’m taking my turn! I volunteered to be one of the hosts of this meme. Watch out for me hopping around 🙂
If you’ve seen my occasional Facebook updates, you’ll know I’ve been suffering from a horrendous chesty infection and flu-like symptoms for the past couple of weeks. I had so much to do with my MS before the critique, but boy.. I felt rough. When I wasn’t coughing, I wanted to sleep.
I’ve been feeling the burn on my chest, in my head, my back and shoulders, and my fingers – pounding the keyboard of my MAC. OUCH!
It’s embarrassing to send it off in the state it’s in, although I did do a lot, managing to work through and restructure/rewrite act one and two. But I could only write a rough idea of what act three should include (I lost the last three chapters beginning of this year *scream).
In any case, I sent it off (feeling as though finding myself naked in a supermarket) for Kim to decipher and steer me. I’m
dreading looking forward to hearing what she says. I think if nothing else, it’s going to teach my lots. And I do love to learn!
“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”
I can honestly say I’ve never experienced perfect confidence. Just saying 🙂 And…
“A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities”
Don’t let your pride confine you!