Writing Side Effects…

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The first Wednesday of every month is officially

Insecure Writer’s Support Group day #IWSG

Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your writing doubts and the fears you have or 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.

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!

To join us, sign up here:

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

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 Visit our Facebook Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSG13

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Wednesday is also Writing Wednesday

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Writing Wednesday is the day I like to share what I have learned on my journey from writing to publishing to marketing my first book and then doing it again. The type of information I wish someone would have shared with me, back then.

Insecurities

I gave up worrying, two-years ago, anxiety last year (still a work in progress but I will get there) and one of my 2016 goals is going to be to give up insecurity for good.

Who’s with me?

Insecurity is a feeling that is triggered when we think we are either vulnerable or inferior or have a sense that our self-image or our ego is about to be threatened.

With a best-selling book having its 4th birthday next week and a new book being released soon, you would think I would have my insecurities under control. I feel embarrassed to admit that my insecurities do take brief breaks but this month they are on steroids.

It’s the new book, production was a nightmare and I am not confident it is the best it can be.

It could be the old book.

Maybe it’s NaNo. I am participating this year in a non-official kind of way with a Facebook group of mostly nonfiction writers and my 3rd book is now four-days underway.

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Then there is my blog. I have been so busy writing books, ghostwriting, writing content for others I feel like I haven’t been posting ‘serious’ or ‘heartfelt’ posts on my own site.

Could it be the fiction, short story I wrote for the IWSG anthology? I say I want to write fiction but what if I suck at writing made-up stories? I felt extremely vulnerable submitting the piece but I submitted it, so that is something, right?

I know insecurity is a side effect of being a writer or in any creative field but I am so ready to give it up.

Do you think it’s possible for us?

Maybe this #Supergirl bracelet made for me by friend, entertainment writer Kelly Deeny will work.

Supergirl Bracelet

http://anentertainingidea.com/author/kellydeeny/

Happy writing,

Doreen

  • I will be hosting the #IWSG next month!

 

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