The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!
March 2 question - Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?
Once again, I'm skipping this month's question. I really don't have an answer outside of no, anyways.
Instead, I want to say a big thank you to the Insecure Writer's Support Group community and the support and personal stories you shared about your own journeys with chronic illness, surgeries, and various other things that have caused strife and pain in your lives.
It was especially heartening from those who, years after being pain free, told me that, yeah, they still fear it coming back. I had a sneaking suspicion that it was very normal to be afraid and the confirmation made me feel better. I can kick any fear down when it rises because you all have my back.
This group really rocks, and I'm glad it's still going strong. I hope IWSG keeps going because we need it. Even if we talk about things that aren't quite related to writing, the support given is overwhelming.
Thanks a bunch, Alex, for creating it. Thanks to everyone who helps keep it going. Thanks to everyone who posts on the first Wednesday of the month.
The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken!
January 5 question - What's the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?
I'm going to skip this month's question, but be sure to answer it in the comment below if you want to.
It's the first IWSG of the year and I'm feeling lost. Part of it is because as I write this, I'm at my in-laws until the weekend. It's hard to get into a work mindset here. (So, I've decided my 2022 will start next week.)
The other part is because 2021 took such an unexpected turn with my surgery that I'm honestly a little terrified to make any plans for 2022. So many things were derailed last year and then I decided the best course of action was to focus on healing. That was quite the break from the actual act of writing. All of November and December I didn't write anything. Unless you count blog posts.
I think I am more than ready to get back on the horse, but I'm definitely gun shy. Dare I try to set any goals? I did manage some of them in 2021. I published the two books I wanted to and I achieved my Goodreads reading goal. I'm proud of those achievements. I also don't feel too guilty about setting writing aside to heal. It was the right choice and I really hope it allows me the freedom to focus on writing the way I had wanted to in 2021.
My best guess for my fear is I'm going to have to suck it up. I need to sit down and set some goals. Then, what happens, happens. I just may need some good luck sent my way. And maybe a few kicks in the butt.
The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Kim Lajevardi, Victoria Marie Lees, Joylene Nowell Butler, Erika Beebe, and Lee Lowery!
I'm skipping this month's question because I have exciting news to share.
2021 marks 10 years writing and publishing for me!
It also marks 10 years of marriage. 10 years since my Endometriosis diagnosis. I will also be 40 later this month. It really is a year of milestones for me. But I mostly want to talk about the writing milestone.
I don't remember when I started writing Being Human, but I do know if you have told me 5 years earlier I would have published a book, I would have laughed. I did think I sucked at writing, after all. It was a whim and boredom that got me writing. August 28th, 2011 I hit publish on Being Human. I had no idea what would happen next. (A small part of me hoped something big.)
To say it's been a ride is an understatement. I've never been a planner, so I have no idea what the next 10 years will bring. More books, I hope.
* Marie Landry
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Kate Larkindale
* Warrior Muse
* Lee Lowery
* Elizabeth Seckman
* Heather M. Gardner
* Jemima Pett
* My Random Musings
* C.D. Gallant-King
* J.H. Moncrieff
* Nick Wilford
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