The Insecure Writers Support Group…


Welcome to Novembers Group Session of the Insecure Writers Support Group.  If you are feeling the need for a big group hug and a healthy dose of encouragement and inspiration, you have come to the right place. Feel free to jump right in and share your concerns. If you are feeling secure, please feel free to share some inspiration!

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 is 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.

So if you are feeling a bit down or you have found a stash of confidence, please share with us…

Let us rock the neurotic writing world!


I feel good about my writing this month. It feels good to say that. For the past several month’s I felt like I could not carve out any time in my day to devote to my WIP.  I work out of the house three- twelve- hour shifts a week. That seemed like a good enough excuse to me not feel guilty about not writing on those days.  I was wrong. For me to make my goals and feel like I am moving forward I need to write at least six-days a week.

In October, my husband and I went to Daytona Beach, Florida for #Biketoberfest. We stayed at a beautiful hotel, the #Daytona Beach Shores Resort and Spa. I have never been an early morning person I have always been more of a night owl. Because the weather was still in the high 80’s my husband was getting up very early and going for motorcycle rides. The first morning we were there, I woke up to the brightest most beautiful sunrise. I could not fall back to sleep so I grabbed my laptop and worked on the book.

Daytona MorningI did not check my e-mail, Facebook or twitter accounts first like, I normally did. In fact I decided from then on I would never check those accounts before nine a.m.  I made so much progress with my editing that week I decided I wanted to continue to write in the wee or at least the early hours of the morning.  It is working for me. I have been getting up a half-hour earlier making a cup of tea and just writing.  I decided to start with a half-hour and if that continues to go well I will try to make it an hour. I still try to fit in some time in the evening as well.  If I cannot make it happen, I do not feel that bad, especially if I had a productive morning.

I am now a morning person. I am still a bit shocked by that. What habits have you had to change or re-adjust to become a more productive writer?


I would love to see you here:





8 Responses to “The Insecure Writers Support Group…”

  • sjp:

    Morning people are the best people 😉 but weirdly I’m a night writer, I just find it easier to block everything out that way 🙂

  • Maybe that is something I should try. On the weekends, I always start my mornings by going to FB, Twitter, etc. and sort of ‘easing’ into the day. I might be more productive on the writing front if I just dove right into it.

    I’ve always been a night owl, too, which is kind of sad because early mornings are beautiful!

  • I mostly find that writing first thing in the morning is the only way to get things done, but for the start of National Novel Writing Month I stayed up til after midnight to get an early start, and that worked. I’m hoping to try other writing times to see if that helps get things finished.

  • Diane Burton:

    I used to be a night owl, too, and Hubs was the morning lark. Since we’ve been retired, it’s a reversal for both of us. I love quiet mornings. I write better than. I have to force myself not to look at FB or read email until I’ve written something. Doesn’t always happen though. Best wishes.

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