Doreen McGettigan

Insecure Writers…

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month and encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. No matter where you are in your writing career your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

I rarely miss an Insecure Writers Support Group posting.

Missing last month was awful. I have a doctor’s note though, I was in the hospital trying to kick a blood infection. It was the result of several kidney stones. I’m so crazy I laid there in so much pain thinking about the invaluable research I was getting. I’m already feeling empathy for the character that drinks too much sweet tea and unfortunately develops kidney stones.

Today’s optional question: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?

My first instinct is to say no, writing is the only creative thing I do. After thinking about it, I love doing crafty type things. The truth is I’m not that good at it. Every once in a while I surprise myself though. My husband and I were married on the beach at sunset. The most beautiful quarter moon and single star appeared. All these years, every month since then we go outside and look at that moon.

For our last anniversary I drew and painted a moon and star.

I added the text, When we have each other we have everything. It’s not great but he loves it so I’m kind of proud. lol I’ve always wanted to paint. My father was a talented artist. Growing up I always felt intimidated, like I would never be as good as him. He never made me feel that way, it was me feeling insecure. He loved teaching me what he knew and was always encouraging. I was a bit worried to tell him I wanted to write, not paint. He was thrilled for me and when my first book was released he was so proud.

He passed away 5-years ago. His birthday is Friday and the more time that goes by the more I want to paint. I do believe in natural God given talents but with all creative endeavors the more we learn and practice, the better we come. How about you? What creative outlets do you have?

Be sure to stop by and thank the awesome co-hosts: Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!

Happy writing, Doreen I would love to connect with you here too:

 

The Monthly Meeting of The Insecure Writers Support Group

Welcome to the last 2018 posting of The Insecure Writers Support Group.

I can’t be the only one down on myself because I haven’t completed my 2018 writing goals. Am I? There are still a few weeks left so all isn’t lost.

The purpose of this group is to share and encourage or to receive inspiration. Writers can freely express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer others assistance and guidance. It’s a safe-haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

No matter where we are in our writing careers, insecurity will come and go.

Our family and friends don’t always understand our insecurities therefore they aren’t equipped to help us through them. Writers are the kindest most supportive people I have ever known. We’d love to have you join us.

Sign up here: 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. Remember, the question is optional!

What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?

This question makes me want to clean my office because right now it’s a disaster. These are just excuses, but I recently finished my third book, finished a ghostwriting project and started a fourth book. This fourth book is my first fiction project, so I have notebooks full of research all over the place. Objects that you will always find in my writing space are photos of my family. They are my inspiration in person and in photos. There is always a collection of pens, pencils and markers just because I’m obsessed. I also have my first two published books displayed as a reminder that my writing time does eventually pay off. My father, an artist passed away nearly five-years ago and one of the last things he gave me was an unfinished painting that sit’s close by my desk. He was a huge supporter of my writing, so I feel like he is with me and is reminding me time is precious, so I need to finish writing all the stories I still must tell.

Please stop by the blogs of our awesome co-hosts for the December 5 posting of the #IWSG: J.H. Moncrieff, Tonja Drecker , Patsy Collins, and Chrys Fey

Best wishes everyone for a Merry Christmas and/or the brightest holiday season ever and omgoodness the next time we meet it will be 2019, YIKES!

 

Gosnell the Movie…

Gosnell the Movie manages to be compelling without being gruesome. If you have a pulse, you’ll feel something powerful…

The Gosnell Movie is not about abortion nor is it religious or political. In fact the original criminal case against the doctor was focused on drugs. He was running a pill mill. While searching his office Philadelphia detectives along with the FBI discovered full-term dead babies in bags and baby body parts in jars and milk cartons. They also discovered a woman in distress.

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Major Life Events & Writing #IWSG

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

Stop by and say hello to the awesome co-hosts for the October 3 posting:

Dolorah, Tanya Miranda, Chemist Ken, and Christopher D. Votey.

Optional Question this Month:

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I’m Sorry September…

Insecure Writers Support Group

Our 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!

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Are You Guilty of Road Rage?

Are you guilty of Road Rage? Have you been a victim of Road Rage?

Road rage attacks seem to happen in multiples in my area. I can’t help but wonder why. Is it the weather, the time of year, the time of day, the position of the moon that causes this volatile behavior?

Whenever I hear or read the words road rage my body stiffens and my heart starts to race. My brother, musician David Albert was beaten to death in a road rage attack. His crime was stopping at every stop sign and looking both ways. It happened on a beautiful tree-lined street in the small town of Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania.

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It’s Time for Another #IWSG

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month and encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

 

Be sure to stop by and thank the awesome co-hosts for today: Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery! 

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post.

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Welcome July!

Welcome July!

It’s another month and time for another posting of the #InsecureWritersSupportGroup. Whether you are looking for support, advice or a few hundred friends this is the place and we are your people!

You are welcome to join us!

The awesome co-hosts for the July 3 posting of the IWSG are

Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne! Be sure to stop by, say hi and thank them.

There is big #IWSG news this month!

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It’s Insecure Writers Support Group Day…

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers  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 theInsecure 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

To find out more about the IWSG or to join us [please do] visit:

http://www.theinsecurewriterssupportgroup.com

The Question of the month (optional) is:

What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

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The Five Year Marriage…

I’m  happy to introduce you to one of my favorite people, the mother of modern marriage Annmarie Kelly. Her latest book The Five Year Marriage is a game changer!

*Be sure to leave  a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!

The Author:

As the founder of The Victorious Woman Project and author of Victorious Woman and Victory by Design, she excels at shaping life’s challenges into victories. Annmarie built a successful business, Skillbuilder Systems, is the host of the popular radio show, The Friday Happy Hour, is an empowerment speaker, hosts the annual Girlfriend Gala and she has been married six times, each time for just five-years and each time to the same man.

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