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.
I completely missed last month’s IWSG? Where did March go? Apologies folks. I’ve been so busy here. We’re having an extension built on the kitchen and it’s been a noisy, dusty, disrupting mare! I’m also still compiling my 2oth Century Poetry portfolio for the module assignment (yes, still slogging away at it). The poetry book is coming along (although I still suck), as is my author statement of poetics (for those who care, I’ve classified myself as Confessionalist/Imagist, although there are overlaps). I can’t see this work getting me another Distinction grade, at all, what-so-ever. My great start elevated me to giddy heights only to fling me weeping to the grown.
Ho (sobbing uncontrollably) hum.
Anyway, I have a treat for those of you, like me, who suffer with stress and anxiety, either in general, or more specifically, with their writing, publishing and manic-schedules (seriously, why do we do this to ourselves?). Brace yourself for great advice (and try to put at least a few of these into practice). 🙂
Author: Marcus regularly blogs at psysci, a psychology, science blog that examines the latest research and explains how findings can impact and improve people’s lives.
Here’s an interesting guide explaining How Stress Affects Your Body by Sally Perkins from Senior Advisor
What are you anxious or fearful about this month?
What are your coping mechanisms?