Writing Wednesday and a much needed Support Group…

Insecure Writers Support Group

It is time for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday. No matter where you are in your writing journey chances are you occasionally have feelings of insecurity. No worry’s, link up and find all of the support you could possibly ask for. If you are in a good place perhaps you have some inspiration to share let’s face it we all feel the need for a bit of support from our friends. For more information:

http://alexjcavenaugh.blogspot.com

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WritingWednesday/ Writing under Stress

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Wednesday is the day I share what I have learned on my writing journey and on to publication, marketing and publishing again. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. If you have any tips please share them with us…

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The fact that it is April Fools’ Day is fitting. Thinking I could work full-time and part-time, volunteer for several organizations, have my second book in production which requires me to be at my publishers’, editors, conceptual editors and the art-teams’ beckoned call and participate in the A-to-Z Challenge as a blogger and a volunteer, throw in a holiday and a visit from my mother before and after her cruise, might have been foolish but I can do it. Not only can I do it all I am hoping to work really well under pressure.

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If you have chosen to be a writer at some point you will find yourself with no choice but to write under pressure. We all struggle with balancing our families, jobs and our writing.

Prioritizing your writing time is a must. Groups like the IWSG, Friday Fragments, Writing Wednesday and challenges like the A-to-Z helped me in my early blogging days to set deadlines and stick to a schedule. What I didn’t expect were the lasting friendships and the supportive community I would find.

Before I sit down to write I do my best to take care of anything that might cause me to be distracted.  I make sure the pets, and me are fed, phone calls and e-mails have been returned and I have all of the supplies I need at my desk.

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I use a simple calendar/planner and a notebook to keep track of my freelance articles/blog posts, manuscript and marketing responsibilities. I don’t keep a separate calendar for the rest of my life. I keep it all together.

Do you prioritize your writing/blogging?

Happy Writing,

Doreen

 

 

 

 

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