All the Insecure Writers Raise Your Hands…

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writers 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 this page and display the badge in your post.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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To find out more about the IWSG or to join us [please do] visit: Insecure Writers support group


Keep Moving Forward

I am so sad I had to pass on the A-Z Challenge this year. There are too many deadlines to meet and not enough hours in the day. That doesn’t mean that I won’t be reading, commenting and sharing, probably late at night😊

This year, as new as the year still is has been a roller-coaster of dreams and nightmares for me. From my publisher closing to being booked to present workshops at amazing conferences and struggling to wrap up my third-book and throw in 5-grown kids and 13-grandkids. I have to admit I’ve needed to remind myself to breathe and often. My life has changed drastically over the last five-years as a direct result of deciding to switch gears and write professionally part-time and now full-time.

My mind seems to be telling me to stop, take a break and have some fun. I know from experience that its resistance talking and resistance hates consistency and my word for 2017 is consistency.

I have always been great at creating yearly business plans, quarterly goals and daily lists for my personal and professional writing. Accomplishing those goals is where it gets difficult.

I am determined to keep checking those goals off my list and to Keep Moving Forward spiting resistance all the way.

I’ve discovered balance has a lot to do with fighting resistance. To be consistently creative we have to take breaks that teach and feed our creativity. Learning new things, even things that don’t necessarily have anything to do with writing can spark an idea for a character, a hobby for a character and so much more. We also have to learn to say no to things that are hard to say no to.

Taking a simple walk around the block to clear our heads can spark a story idea and help to keep our vascular systems healthy. Writers are prone to vascular issues because we sit for hours.

What does your first-quarter writing check- up look like? Are you Moving Forward or are you stuck, fighting resistance?

We have a choice every morning to make our first-decision of the day to hit the snooze button and go back to dreaming our dreams or to get up with the morning and get busy making our dreams come true. I only hit snooze twice today instead of three-times. That is Moving Forward slowly but still Moving Forward😊

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Happy Writing,


Are you going? Let me know I’d love to meet you there!


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3 Responses to “All the Insecure Writers Raise Your Hands…”

  • Hi Doreen!
    I can’t believe there is a group just for me! I think I should go and set myself a reminder on my phone right now to blog for IWSG because I have plenty of thoughts about insecurities, or plenty of insecure writing thoughts, or… you know what I mean.

    This post hit home today because I have been so gob smacked by life lately I have not been able to really get to work for almost eight(ish) days. They run together, those days.

    But this nugget gives me permission to take a break.

    Good post.

  • That’s a lot – definitely take time to find balance.

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