Wednesday, February 3, 2016

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

What? It's February already? January just started. Well, the calendar says it's Feb.2, so it must be.
It's also a very special day: INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP.


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!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
Our awesome founder of IWSG is Alex J. Cavanaugh.

His awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG will be Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!  

Insecurities. Do I have any? Not too much. Mostly it's hoping that my works-in-progress make sense. That I find the right words to tell the characters' stories. That the characters have a story to tell. A story that will touch the hearts of the readers.

In the meantime, while my characters are telling me their story, I put together this cat tree.
No, my stories don't have a cat in them. Both have a dog, however.

 
The cats aren't impressed. Patches sits underneath it.
Tiger climbs the "real" trees outdoors.
 
 
 
May all you insecurities be little ones.
 
Happy Reading!
 
 


32 comments:

  1. That is one good looking cat tree. It is great that you and your characters stay in contact. My characters are ignoring me:) Enjoy the writing.

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    1. Murees, I hope your characters will give you their full attention and tell you their stories today and in the days to come. Listen to their voices, even if they're only whispers. They have good things to say.

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  2. Sometimes doing manual labor helps us clear our heads and write. Cool cat tree!

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    1. You're absolutely right, Stephanie. I also like to take a long walk. Often the answer to a problem appears out of the blue.

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  3. If you listen to your characters, you will do them justice. My cats would LOVE that cat tree!

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    1. They surely will, Chrys. I'm listening. Tiger actually explored the cat tree yesterday. You should see what he did to one of the fuzzy little mice. A picture is coming.

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  4. When it comes to cats, build it and they won't come...

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    1. Ha, ha. You're so right, Alex. Tiger did take an interest in the cat tree yesterday, for a short time.

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  5. lol who wants to tiny ones when they have the big ones outside

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  6. I think your cat tree is awesome! Maybe your cats just need time to appreciate it. (And a sprinkle or two of catnip. lol) Thanks for the advice about my cover poll. I love the cover of your Purple Moon book and I hope it'll be on other platforms in addition to Amazon (they don't like me...) so I can get it. :)

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    1. I think you're right about the cats, Lexa. Tiger climbed in it for a few minutes yesterday. What he did to the fuzzy mouse toy isn't pretty. Thanks for your kind words about Purple Moon. The cover is different. I'm sorry about your relationship with Amazon. I'm not real happy with them, but it's out of my hands. The e book is available at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and I'm not sure where else. I can send you a Mobi or ePub copy, if you'd like. Just need your email. :)

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    2. You're such a sweetie! If it's going to be on Kobo, then that should be good for me. If I have any trouble getting the epub, I'll let you know. Really looking forward to reading it! :)

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    3. I'll be happy to send you the ePub. Don't have the Kobo. It is listed on Kobo, I thing.

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  7. It's always the way. Cats will decide for themselves what they like best. Often it's an old cardboard box rather than that cool cat item that took heaps of time and expense to put together. ;)

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    1. Yes, Lynda, cats are independent critters. They do love boxes. I taped several together and made a tunnel for them. They have fun with it.

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  8. Such a cute cat. I need a cat tree for my indoor cats.

    I'm also making sense out of my works in progress.

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    1. My cats haven't paid the tree much attention, Medeia. That's the only time Tiger's climbed it. Patches ever has. Your cats might like one though.

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  9. Cats will be cats. Mine is quite odd. We had to get rid of her cat house because she got too big for it and kept getting stuck. She still prefers boxes to anything else though. Just a plain old box. ;)

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    1. Yes, they will, Kelly. Ha ha, I can picture her stuck in the house. My cats like boxes too. I taped some boxes together to make a tunnel for them. They like that.

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  10. What a beautiful cat. Love that picture. I had 2 cats with 6 foot cat tree and only one used it. I miss my kitties.
    Happy Belated IWSG Day
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thank you, Juneta. Yeah, the cat tree isn't as popular as I had hoped. I'm sorry you don't have your kitties anymore. I'd be lost without mine, and they are getting older. Happy belated IWSG Day to you too.

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  11. The cat tree is sure to be a hit!- it just may take some time. I just put together my own cat play area out an old shelving unit. my kitties love it. I spent the day creating something they could play with. They have fun and I have a ton of fun watching them.

    The cat in the tree looks majestic. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. You're probably right, Jess. The cats just have to get used to it. My cats like boxes. I taped a few boxes together and made a tunnel. They have fun chasing balls through the tunnel.

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  12. Great post Beverly, sorry I am all behind with comment.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. I know the feeling of being behind. I always am. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I have a theory about cat toys--the longer you spend putting them together, the less the cat cares. Buy an expensive toy? Eh. Now throw a piece of garbage on the floor, and they'll go nuts.

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    1. Ha, ha! Great theory, Tamara. You're absolutely right. They do enjoy playing ball.

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  14. I have a cat tree like that. There's a site, Kitty Mansions, and I've two of ours from them. I want one of the big ones but I have no idea where to put it.

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    1. I shopped for this one on Amazon, L. Diane. I had no idea there were so many different kinds. The idea for the cat tree was in a great book I just finished reading. Cat vs. Cat.

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  15. Great uplifting post with cool pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Nas. I appreciate your nice comment. Taking pictures are fun. :)

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