They say all writers are insecure…


Every writer needs a support group and one of my favorites (yeah I need several) is the Insecure Writers Support Group. If you need a place to share your insecurities, ask questions or perhaps you have something positive to share with your fellow writers then this is the place for you…









I am blessed. I am comfortable and warm under the covers, listening to our governor on TV explaining what is being done to get the power back on for the 100’s of thousands of Pennsylvania residents who are without electricity during a storm.

Snow 2014 Newtown Square

They are showing video of traffic at a complete standstill because of accidents and fallen trees.

I was supposed to be in New York this afternoon. I looked forward to the trip for weeks. I was so disappointed when it was rescheduled but as I sit here watching the thousands of people out there cold and frustrated because of delays, like I said I am blessed.

My power is still on. I’m warm. I have milk and bread. We still have leftovers from the Superbowl.

While I know I am blessed, I feel stuck.  I feel like a great big tree fell across my life path and I cannot move forward.

I lost my father three weeks ago, a friend two weeks ago and one of my closest friends has no more energy to fight. I know where they are all going and without a doubt that is comforting.

Do you write your way through tragedies?

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24 Responses to “They say all writers are insecure…”

  • Sorry to hear about your losses. I lost my grandfather in November, and that was tough on my whole family. You have my condolences.

    I know I’m a bit late on the comment here. For some reason, work wouldn’t let me go to your website. Are you still feeling stuck?

    • Thank you Loni. I am still stuck. I am in North Carolina with one of my best friends who was just put on Hospice after a long a courageous fight.
      I will get around to visiting every ones post before the end of the month. 🙁
      I’m sorry about your grandfather.

  • I’m so sorry for your losses. It can be very difficult to write in these situations. Yet it can sometimes be a relief too to get those emotions out onto paper. I wish you the best, Doreen!

  • I heard about that power outage and called my daughter in Jersey to see if they were okay. No problems with them though she said it had been very cold.

    Glad to see you promoting A to Z.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  • Diane Burton:

    I am so sorry for your losses. What a lot you have to deal with. It’s no wonder you feel like a huge tree has just fallen across your path. When I lost my mom, mother-in-law, and special aunt within 18 months, the hospice counselor told me to give myself permission to grieve…and time to grieve. You can’t rush the process. Sending cyber hugs.

  • I’m so sorry for your losses, but glad you still feel blessed because of your perspective. Sometimes I write through tragedies as the only way to cope. Other times I just remember and grieve. Then I write down memories so I can always look back on them.

    Good luck, hope you keep your power, and you continue to feel the comfort you need at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss, Doreen. Fate is a mysterious mistress.

    Best of luck with the challenges set out before you. X

  • Hello Doreen, I too am sorry for your losses. What a whammy. Especially I imagine the death of your father is the hardest. My condolences to you and your family. It’s hard to remember our blessings when life is so tough – I second what Angeline and the others said – take time to heal. Healing has its own process, unique to each.

    Yes, I’ve signed up – last night! With help from my son – last year I messed up and it was only the kindness of hosts that got me up and running. The badge is up. I’m now in throes of doing the posts beforehand and will schedule them to go live on the day. In fact, we’ll be two Susans doing this under ‘Aging & Becoming’; we’ll be alternating the letters. Susan is my friend in Phoenix, Jungian Analyst, and I live in Johannesburg South Africa. I’ll be in Phoenix at end March for several days and we’ll work it out so posts go live on the day.

  • Sorry you didn’t get to go, but sounds like a blessing in disguise.
    Glad you are also on board for the Challenge. It will be another awesome year.

  • Life has taken a hard swing at you lately. Maybe you just need to admire the fallen tree for a bit before you try to move past it. Don’t pressure yourself to work through your tragedies. For some people that’s healing; for others, not so much. Give yourself time to mourn. You’ll write when it’s time to do so.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your losses. Your attitude is amazing, though. Yes, you are blessed.

  • Doreen, so sorry to hear of your losses. Tough circumstances do have a way of forcing perspective on us. I think under the covers and staying warm is as good a place as any to be on the mend. 🙂

    You’ll get going again, and time will be just the fuel you need to do it.

  • I’m so sorry for your losses, I can’t imagine what you must be going through. I’ve found writing very cathartic at many times in my life, but I also know the importance of taking a break and either living real life for a while, or just hiding away from it all. Do what you need to heal, and don’t let anyone tell you what that process should be.

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