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 to visit them and thank them for co-hosting!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
Remember, the question is optional!
The suspense/thriller genre is my favourite. One of the things I love is twists and turns popping up when you least expect them to!
The second #IWSGPIT was a huge success. #IWSGPIT became a trending topic throughout the day and we more than doubled the participation of the first one. 5100 tweets!
January has been highly productive!
I pledged 200 new words a day for January. I wrote every day in January and surpassed my goal of writing 6,000 new words, with a total of 7310 words! I completed January’s 31 days (almost one-third) of the #100 days100 word challenge, which I signed up for via my local online facebook group! How it works? On a word count sheet (spreadsheet), you fill in your name and colour in a block for every day in a row that you manage 100 words or more. If you skip a day, make all your blocks white again and start from number 1.
If you make it to 100, you get added to the Hall Of Fame!? ?
I’ve learned that ACCOUNTABILITY is a major motivator which kept me writing every day, even when I was dog-tired.
It’s now February, and I’m still going. To date, I’ve managed to write for 38 days in a row! There have been those days when I really struggled, but for the most part, the writing has been moving along nicely… and there are those days on which it actually flowed.
For the challenge, I’ve been working with one-word prompts, a variety of short phrases as writing prompts…and a loose outline. I’ve known this for a while, and once again, it’s been confirmed that writing prompts work for me!
I’ve also confirmed that writing in bursts of 200 words or thereabouts at a time, works well for me. This is because of my inclination towards flash fiction.
So I’m very excited to continue in this way for as long as possible. I need to make it to 100 days (at least)… 38 days done and 62 more to go! I know I can do it!!
Have you written for 30 plus days or more… non-stop? Do one-word writing prompts or picture prompts work for you? Have you succeeded with your January writing goals?
Happy IWSG Day! I’ll be visiting blogs during the course of the week and over the week-end. Then back to my writing balloon!