Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Insecure...or not? (IWSG)

I want to say a Big thank you to Alex and the IWSG team, who have been so wonderful this year and who have worked so hard. It has been really great being able to connect with other writers and share my insecurities and read/comment on theirs as well. The experience has really been life altering and a comfort. Thank you.

I have plenty of insecurities this month, mostly about my writing, but I am not going to talk about them. I am just going to accept that I need to work harder and rather worry about it all next year. For now, I just want to wish you all well. It has been fun this year and I hope that most of you will be feeling less insecure right now. If you are insecure, I am sending you a big virtual hug and hoping it all works out soon, so that you can feel better. If you are not insecure, I am sending you a big high five.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderfully talented Mr Alex J. Cavanaugh, so that writers could communicate to others the fears and insecurities that they might have. You can visit Alex Here, or 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. You've done lots of good things, Murees. You shouldn't feel insecure. You should be proud that you're working hard to improve your skills. D

  2. That's why this group was started! For all of us to connect and know we aren't alone.

  3. It is an awesome group. I'm so happy I joined. I agree with Deanie, be proud that you're always improving, because you are - we all are whether we realize it or not. Hugs back at you. :)

  4. Hi Murees - it sounds like you have the right attitude to writing - enjoying the process and we're lucky that we can connect with so many great blogging friends who help so much along the way.

    Cheers Hilary

  5. There's always a certain amount of insecurity connected with writing. It makes you work harder to combat the issues - everyone can make improvements to their work!

  6. Keep writing and it will all be good. No worries.

  7. Deanie - Thank you. Your words are really kind.

    Alex - Thank you for all you do. It is appreciated.

    Kimberly - Thanks for the hugs! I am happy I joined the group too. I have met so many wonderful people.

    Hilary - Thank you. I don't know what I would do without the blogging community. The people are really wonderful.

    Annalisa - Thank you for the wise and inspiring words. I guess the insecurity just comes with the writing, like a side effect. I like that you said that anyone can make improvements to their work. It makes me feel hopeful.

    Ryshia - Thank you. You are really kind.

  8. Timing is everything, isn't it? You wrote this blog post. Today this appeared on another publishing blog. "We Have to Believe."

  9. For me, the insecurity never really goes away.
    It's always there, just bubbling away beneath the surface... bubble... bubble... bubble...

    We need to learn how to manage it. I think it takes time and patience. I'm trying.
    Keep on writing. That's the main thing.
    Writer In Transit

  10. Just remember, writing (like life) is not a race. Enjoy the journey.

  11. John - Thank you for the link. The post was great and inspiring.

    Michelle - Thank you. I agree, it is always bubbling. I need to find the off switch.

    LD - Thank you. That is great advice, because sometimes I do feel like making writing progress is a race, but I have to slow down and enjoy things more.

  12. ha! that's the best ISWG post ive read yet! seriously, bc its true...
    best thing u can do to get over insecurities is to get better and the best way to do that is to write
    awesome :)

  13. Jeremy - Thank you. I am definitely working at my writing. I am trying to learn more and more. Thank you for stopping by.

  14. This is the best perspective ever :)

    Hugs back to you!

  15. Katie - Thank you. You are always so great and kind.


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