Calling all Insecure Writers…

 

Once a month a group of writers gets together to give or receive support. It is called the Insecure Writers Support Group. #IWSG

If you are in need of or perhaps you have some inspiration to share please join us…

http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com

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Can you believe that this time next month we will have started the A-to-Z Challenge. 

Have you signed up? Do you need more information?

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

 A-Z 2014 Badge

 

 

 

 

I am stressing out because I have not written one post yet.  I still do not have a theme. There is hope for the theme I do have an idea floating around in my mind.

For me writing under pressure has always worked. I want to be organized and well prepared but life just seems to always get in the way. I am working on that. I am putting together a file of ideas for blog post titles and hoping that will inspire posts. I’ve also started a weekly page count goal verses a daily word count goal. For me it is working.

During my very first A-to-Z Challenge I was doing the final edits on my first book. This year I am doing the final edits on my second book. It is going to be crazy…

In the mean time I am headed to Florida for Bike Week.  I am planning to write to posts each day while I am there. I am counting on the warm weather for inspiration.

 Daytona Biker Girl

Do you write better under the pressure of deadlines or are you more organized?

A-Z AMBASSADOR 2014

 

30 Responses to “Calling all Insecure Writers…”

  • Hi Doreen…thank you thank you for the warm words of encouragement. Guess who else lives in PA?! Me! Lehigh Valley! I look forward to reading blogs of other insecure writers. I am furiously working on the #AtoZchallenge posts and hope to pull that off. The theme is Catholicism through the eyes of an adult convert. So I’ll pepper in teaching and personal reflection.

    I feel better after writing that post you commented on. Thanks again for stopping by and saying hello!

    Cristina

  • I write well under pressure, but I think things work better when I’m ahead of the game and my mind is set on getting things done at an easy steady pace.

    I was on my way to wrapping my A to Z and then I decided to address a theme that was more pressing to me. I entered most of my starting ideas for the new topic last night and rescheduled the other posts for next year. That may be a good thing actually.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  • Hi Doreen!
    Enjoy Bike Week! Lovely photo!

    I have a theme for the challenge, all that needs to be done is to put the posts into draft…
    I always say that a looming deadline is a great motivator!
    Writer In Transit

  • I’ve been thinking about getting organized for the A-Z Challenge for month, but that hasn’t happened yet. I don’t want to be scratching around come April, but it always seems to happen.

  • I can’t write under deadline. It just distracts me too much. All I can think of is how little time I have left. I will be participating in the A to Z. It’s my 4th year and I have my theme and am currently working on my posts.

  • Deadlines! Even if they are just ones I create for myself- I need some sort of time to get things finished, or a wallow about doing other things.

  • AJ:

    So.. I’m a co-host for A-Z, and I still don’t have a theme or anything written! Isn’t that terrible? It has me saying, “Ack!” on a daily basis. I’m up to my knees in book #2 right now and I think I just don’t have the extra brain power at the moment. It will get done! It always does 🙂

    AJ @ Naturally Sweet
    An A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer

  • Yes, deadlines definitely help, even the self-imposed ones. I’m dying to start with working with my editor for the final edits on my book, but I have to finish a novella first. Knowing I can start those edits when I’m done gives me that motivation to write every day.

  • I used to think my self-imposed deadlines were doing me a world of good. Instead, I felt the pressure building up inside me for no real reason. I finally let it go and it works much better for me know.

    Safe ride to FL. I hope the weather is wonderful for you!!

    Elsie
    AJ’s wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
    co-host IWSG

  • A to Z is a killer. I did it twice then skipped last year. Then I missed it. Go figure.

    Hate deadlines btw. How can I work with someone looking over my shoulder. Virtually, that is.
    Have a great trip!
    Author of Wilder Mage at Spirit Called
    Facebook Wilder Mage

  • Good luck with everything. It’s my first year to participate in the A to Z challenge. Hope to have my posts ready before it starts. 🙂

  • Deadlines definitely help! I did have a time though where my only goal was to write something each day. Even if it was one paragraph I felt like it was a win.

    Good luck getting ready for A to Z and on those edits!

    • I feel the same way Charity, even if I write a single paragraph it is something. I am loving the weekly goal vs. daily goal.
      I feel like if I miss a day it is easy to catch up.

  • I’m entering two blogs, and am also a co-host for the AZ, and I haven’t worked on a single post for one of those blogs. The other one is shaping up, but nowhere near done. In fact, I talk about this in my IWSG post!

    My first ever challenge, I wrote a story a day, but this year I need to get my act together if I want anything done right. 🙂

  • Diane Burton:

    Deadlines help. Even self-imposed ones. Best wishes on the challenge.

  • I work better under pressure too. I’ve been that way since I was in school so I don’t think I will change now, but I’m trying to be more organized about the A-Z and get my posts done in advance. Enjoy Bike Week!

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