Writing Wednesday & The Insecure Writers Support Group…


Writing Wednesday & The Insecure Writers Support Group

With the start of each new month comes the opportunity to share and encourage.

Writers can freely express their doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire are willing to help and guidance. It’s a 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 – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

I ‘m so grateful to have so many chances to start over, to renew again and again.

We get to do that each morning but there’s two times of the year that I feel the need for a bigger reset. They are the New Year and the Spring Season.
I always start the new year with good intentions and a short list of goals.

One of the goals I listed for this year was to outline and start a historical fiction series. My first three books are nonfiction, but I’ve always wanted to write fiction. When an opportunity to do just that presented itself in December, I jumped at the chance. That chance opportunity steered me away from my other goals temporarily. When a second opportunity presented itself, I found myself needing to rearrange my goals.
Now that both manuscripts have been submitted I wait, with the all too familiar feelings of over the top excitement at the thought of acceptance, and the dread of rejection.


A few years ago, I wouldn’t have taken on such a challenge.

I never would’ve believed I was good enough or that I deserved such an opportunity.
I’m glad that fear is behind me! And you should put yours behind you too. If you don’t submit nothing will happen. If you submit your work there’s a possibility, a real chance it will be accepted.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember you haven’t” -Thomas Edison

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their #IWSG 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!

April 3 question: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene / death scene / chase scene / first chapter / middle chapter / end chapter, etc.)

My first book, Bristol boyz Stomp is the true story of the random road rage murder of my brother, musician, David Albert. My wish would be to have him back to confirm everything we know about the attack and to fill in some missing pieces. This month is the anniversary of his death. I miss him so much☹
What would you wish for?

Have a blessed Easter or Passover and a joyous Spring,
Doreen

 

The awesome co-hosts for the April 3 posting of the IWSG are:
J.H. Moncrieff,  Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken!

Stop by, say hello and thank them!

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