Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Insecure, but free (IWSG)

So much happened to me over the last few weeks that in one way I feel exhausted, but in another way I feel liberated. Free…even.

My contract ended with my agent, who turned out to be a scam artist, which should make me feel sad. But I am happy to be un-agented and in control of my own writing career again. I lost my job, but I am happy because now perhaps I can try and find a job that is more to my liking and which embraces my high moral values instead of trying to undermine them. I really wanted adult braces this year to sort out my crazy teeth, but because I don’t have a job, I can’t get them right now, but I will eventually. I now know how much they cost and I know what I have to work for.

Some good news, I was recently interviewed By Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, so if you want, you can check out my very first interview Here.

So all in all, I got a lot of bad news, but I am choosing to see the good in each. What is happening in your life?

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderfully talented Mr Alex J Cavanaugh, so that writers could talk and communicate to others about the fears and insecurities that they might have. You can visit Alex Here, or you if you want to join us in discussing our insecurities on the first Wednesday of each month, you are welcome to join by going Here.


  1. Insecurities are just part of life.. aren't they. Some or the other are always hovering over..
    bu discussing them we can really reduce their impending effect

  2. I'm so sorry that life's been hitting you hard lately but how wise you are to see the best in everything. I totally agree. You must feel bruised by the agent (do you ever research these people on the Absolute Write site?). You'll know inside you which book you should be working on, which one fills you with enthusiasm. Take a while to think about it and the right one will jump out at you :-) *hugs* You're always welcome on my blog to talk about the path you think you'll take. Contact me if you like: sueroebuck(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Jyoti - So true. Talking about them does lesson that overwhelming feeling.

    Susan - Thank you so much. You are really kind.

  4. I know you're probably still bummed about the agent thing, but I'm excited for you. I think this will be a great chance for you to bust free!

  5. Good luck with the novel, I hope you get somewhere soon - why not self-publish? (just curious!).
    Good luck with the job thing too.
    You're the first blog I've visited on my IWSG travels today, so thanks for sharing.

  6. I hope you find the right agent! Some people left very good advice here for you!

    I too am looking for work, very daunting task...and the market is not good right now for much of anything!

    Best wishes to you!

  7. Way to be an optimist! Things will work out, I know they will. Press forward with faith, eh?

  8. I'm sorry you've had so much bad news, but I admire your ability to look for the positive! I hope you will find a new job and a reputable agent soon. Best wishes and thanks for your comment on my blog today. :)

  9. Keeping a positive spin on life is such a great attitude to have.

    Hang in there.

    Now I'm off to check out your interview.

  10. Hi Murees! Nice to meet you! I came over from Deanie's blog. Glad you got rid of that agent. Bleh!
    And glad you're moving on to a better job. Nothing worse than hating your job. I had the same feeling with mine for a long time. :)

  11. Lots of changes, but also lots of possibilities - something to relish and enjoy. Good luck with the writing and the next stage of your career :-)

  12. You get an A+ for positive attitude! Who knows? These setbacks might just be the open door you needed :)

  13. Katie - Thank you. I am really hoping so too.

    Emmyleigh - Thank you so much for the visit. I wanted to traditionally publish. I don't think I am quite ready to take on self-publishing just yet. Taking on all those responsibilities are a pretty big thing.

    Sandy - Thank you. I wish you all the best with finding a new job as it is tough in the job market right now. But I know you will find something new.

    Crystal - Thank you for the kind words.

    Julie Flanders - You are welcome! I really did enjoy your post. Thank you for your kind words. They are uplifting.

    Jai - Thank you! You are just too kind.

    PK Hrezo - It is really nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind words. I agree, sticking it out in a bad job is just not worth it.

    Annalisa - Thank you! Right now everything seems so scary, but like you said, lots of possibilities.

    Julie Musil - Thank you! That is a wonderful way of looking at it. You just made me smile, thank you for that.

  14. Wow sounds like a rough time but you are handling it with positivity and brightness and that will keep you sane. Better things are coming!

  15. Mencara - Thank you. Your words are really nice and appreciated.

  16. I always say things happen for a reason. I think a lot of people say that. :)

    Everything will work out, you'll see. :)

  17. I hear some positive vibes coming from you! I like it!

    Keep writing.


  18. That's great you're feeling so positive.

  19. Hi Murees. Nice to meet you. Sad about the crashed deal, but you sound happy enough to be in control again. Go your own way...All the best finding the new job.

  20. Kimberly - Thank you! That is really nice of you to say.

    Heather - Thank you. I will do my best.

    Tonja - Thank you. I am trying to stay positive.

    Denise - Thank you so much. It is so nice meeting you as well.

  21. It's a shame that so much tough stuff happened so close together, but you seem to be taking it with a great attitude. Best of luck in making the most out of these crisotunities!

  22. Noonebutabloghead - Thank you. I am just trying to not let it drag me down.


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