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.
Don’t forget our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
Reminder – the IWSG has also expanded with a second group on Facebook – the IWSG Critique Circle.
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Since most of you are busy with NaNowriMo, I thought that a little NaNo Drabble would be the right thing for today. Weighing in at EXACTLY 100 words (I checked with Word Counter), here goes:
Her newly-acquired, zombie-induced status was the product of many a sleepless night, burning the midnight oil.
Sleep had become her opponent, her nemesis, the bane of her existence; that elusive, unattainable, far-away ideal that she both craved and detested.
She walked around with blood-shot eyes that felt gritty, as if invaded by countless sand granules which could be acutely felt but were non-existent.
Sleep taunted and beckoned her… tried to entwine her in its warm embrace.
But she had a deadline to meet!
At least one thousand words per day.
Twenty five days remained to claim the ultimate – NaNoWriMo victory.
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So I imagine the above experience will set in round about the halfway mark…or towards the end…I’m sure all the NaNoNites are still fresh and energetic at the moment?
Good luck to all NaNowriMo’ers! Break a pencil! Shred a notebook!