Thats right I am Insecure #IWSG and Do you have a rant to share?

September always signals to me that it is time to stop goofing off and to get serious. This must carry over from childhood or actually well into adulthood when September was all about school.

I actually did not do too poorly over the summer. I did a lot of writing but now I have some serious deadlines coming up. I have a lot of polishing to do.

Is it possible to be feeling very insecure and feeling very confident at the same time?  Dumb question because that is exactly how I have been feeling. I am so glad it is time for…

                                   The Insecure Writer’s Support Group


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’s 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. Be sure to link to Alex’s page and display the badge in your post.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

I know that I have two good books ready to go. The truth is I just do not like putting together proposals. I want to skip all that and get down to production. When will I learn to do the proposal with the outline, at the beginning of my project? I am putting it down on paper now. You are my witnesses. Book number four will have a proposal before I write the first word. That was easy.

Little girl looking at book through magnifierWhen do you write your proposal? Do you stress over the process? I need to suck it up and get it done this weekend. The faster I get it done the faster production happens. Perhaps a reward of some kind would help. A reward that involves a beach would be nice. I wish summer wasn’t over.

What is on your schedule for September?

**I am collecting rants that I will be featuring here on Mondays starting in October. If you have something rant worthy, any topic, any big or little thing will do. Anywhere from 400-850 words. Go ahead get it off your chest and send it my way. Please put the word RANT in the subject line. There will be prizes. They will involve comfort and will look something like this.

Gift Basket Prize



8 Responses to “Thats right I am Insecure #IWSG and Do you have a rant to share?”

  • This summer, I wrote a very solid outline for a book. I did not write a “proposal,” whatever that is, but the next step (I’m guessing) is to find a publisher (education publishing), and I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?

    I will see if I can come up with a rant. I used to do a Rants and Raves post–might have to write one of those, too 🙂

  • I’d gladly give you a beach if I had one to give.

  • Schedule for September – keep plugging away on the contracted non-fiction book and keep plugging away on the novel! It appears that weekends are the best time for both as the day job usually leaves me too tired in the evenings, but I try and squeeze in writing time when I can.

    I’ve only written one book proposal and I didn’t enjoy the process at all, so I sympathize!

  • I’m right there with you. I just spent the last week writing blurb-sized synopses (?) for the first two novels in my trilogy. It’s harder than writing the books sometimes.

  • Hey Doreen, I have no idea where to even start with traditional publishing. I’ve never had to write a proposal, being an indie-author/publisher. I admit, that whole process makes me feel nauseous. I will put myself through it one day, just to see if it pays off. Hope you get yours written up and ready to go by Sunday evening, so you can take a little comfort yourself! 🙂

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