Insecure Writers 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 display the badge and the link in your post!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
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Wednesday is the day I share what I have learned on my journey to publication, marketing and publishing again. Information that I wish someone shared with me back then…
It finally happened last week. I received the news I tried to convince myself would never come, that I was imagining all the tell tale signs. My publisher closed its doors leaving 37,000 authors with so many unanswered questions and filled with panic and fear.
My first book was a wonderful experience. My team was supportive and inspiring. They were also honest. That honesty was tough to take at first but they convinced me to trust them. The finished product made me so grateful I listened to them. When I signed with them for my second book it was immediately different. There was no supportive team just confusion. I hoped and prayed it would all go back to the way it was but it only got worse.
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. That some doors close so others, with better opportunities can be opened.
There are options. I am terrified of choosing the wrong one.
Have you been through the closing of a publisher? Do you have any advice?
This months question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader? Sadly it has made me a critical reader. I have been doing so many critiques and reviews that I’ve been finding it hard to just read to enjoy the story. It is one of my goals for 2017. More reading for fun!