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.
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Awesome Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.
His awesome co-hosts for the December 6 posting of the IWSG are Julie Flanders,Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and Heather Gardner!
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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!
The question for December 6 is "As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?"
Good question. If I could backtrack, I think I'd stay with the story I was writing instead of putting it away when I couldn't get it right and going to another story. But I had this new idea in my head and instead of working my problems out, I switched.
I worked on the new idea for awhile, then had a brainstorm about the other story so I went back to it. Are you confused yet? I am.
The result of my bouncing back and forth is that 2017 is almost over and I do not have a finished manuscript. Working to remedy that by the end of December. I'm almost there so maybe there's hope. And for the other story, I'll work on it when this one is finished.
I'm not mentioning the two MG stories that my fingers are itching to write. They have to wait their turn.
Patches says "Just let me sleep."
Pleasant dreams, sweet girl.