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.
A big thank you to our co-hosts for this month’s posting: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains! Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.
NOVEMBER 02nd QUESTION: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
When I pondered the question for this month, I was stumped. What aspect of being a writer do I enjoy most? I have NO IDEA! For those who don’t know, I had no definite plans to become an author. I’ve always been an avid reader but I didn’t get into ‘serious writing mode’ until a few years ago.
This journey is such an individual, unpredictable and erratic one…yet exhilirating too…
It’s a known fact that I LOVE writing flash fiction. I’m a flash fiction junkie! But I’m not sure if that’s the aspect I enjoy most. Anyway it feels like a predictable answer.
As the writing journey progresses, different types of challenges pop up all the time. And not only in terms of the actual writing. There’s networking too – which I love! With each new challenge, I discover new things and push myself to another level. So maybe that’s part of the answer to the question. I’m loving the actual journey…and fellow-travelers I’ve met along the way.
My writing journey is also part of an ongoing journey in the process of self-actualization as I strive to expand my horizons and reach my fullest potential. To be self-actualized means to understand that I must never stop growing as a person and learning as a professional. To self-actualize also requires an understanding that there is no such thing as a ‘final destination’ or end game, only one of the many levels since the journey never ends.
A BIG thank you to all my fellow scribes, many who I’m proud to call friends…the writers/authors/poets/bloggers who have traveled with me thus far and helped to enrich my life in one way or another. Your support has helped to mold and shape my writing experiences. With that in mind, I feel that I’m already a winner…reaching the ‘destination’ or next level is a bonus!
Happy IWSG Day everybody!
Good luck to all my friends doing NaNoWriMo!