Wednesday, August 5, 2015

IWSG August 2015

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.

Alex Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the the August 5 posting of the IWSG will be Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
I'm currently #68

There are so many reasons I should feel insecure right now. However, for some odd (lucky?) reason I'm not feeling it at the moment. I should be working on 3 major writing projects right now, but life has put a kibosh on most things writing.

Here's the thing...the story with the closest deadline has grown by 5000 words in the last week. It's not great writing yet, but the story bones are getting on the page. This project is in a genre new to me. Straight up contemporary romance.

No aliens.
No magic.
No dragons.

(Okay, now I feel like hyperventilating!)

Instead, I'm doing lots of research. Not only on the town, but also a certain disease and how it affects people mentally, physically and emotionally in connection with forming and sustaining a new relationship. I find it fascinating and hope that means I won't completely suck at this.

It would be easy to see myself as the odd duck out in the group of fantastic writers on this project. VERY easy. But, I've decided to look at it more as a reason to dig deeper, work harder and surprise everyone.

Maybe that's been the answer to insecurity all along? We may never reach perfections, but if we are working hard we have nothing to be ashamed of.

What has you insecure right now and how are you dealing with it?