Insecure Writers Support Group – INSECURITIES

Hey all. It’s Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

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Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing and wonderful group.

The purpose of this group is for writers of any kind to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for the September 3 posting of the IWSG are Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham. 
And it’s our three year anniversary of posting!

Make sure you pay them a visit and thank them for all their hard work!

Anyway, I’m posting about my general insecurities this month. On my other blog lilicasplace, my IWSG post is about rejection which sort of goes hand in hand with insecurities. I use my writing as an outlet for me; it’s a way to vent, to release my anger and emotions, and to tell my stories.

I also use it as therapy for recovery. You read right. Typing forces me to work on my fine motor skills, just as I did when I was in Occupational Therapy. It also forces me to focus and concentrate, like I did during Speech Therapy. I’ve gotten better, but I’m still sloooow!! I started this blog in May and expected to be a lot further along with it than I am, here in September. That makes me feel very insecure.

I’ve gotten loads of information at the ready, some posts nearly done on my computer, and lists of resources I just need to double check. My biggest hurdle so far has been figuring out how to work my WordPress pages and doodads. Aye! Yes, I know… I still haven’t figured out half of them from my other blog yet either!

So if anyone can help a poor woman out, I’d be forever grateful!

What are your insecurities? What’s made you bonkers lately? Inquiring minds wanna know.





About My Miracle Life

I'm a writer, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage and stroke survivor, moving forward in my recovery and trying to advocate for stroke and brain hemorrhage awareness and prevention. I'm also slowly working towards independence, driving, my first novel, a memoir and a series of short stories. I've been lucky to have a very small network of close friends to guide me; I've been even luckier to have found an online 'family' of sorts to help me through the rough times.
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6 Responses to Insecure Writers Support Group – INSECURITIES

  1. Cherdo says:

    Lovely blog – I’ll be back. 🙂


  2. Had to read this post too! I wonder if I’ll ever read (at least once!) all the blogs on IWSG! Thanks for sharing. I am feeling great right now after doing a last thorough edit on my current work in progress, but last week I felt terrible that I hadn’t finished it when I’d projected to, so I can relate to this post of yours! Everything comes in time… I have a very dear friend who had a stroke last year (sept 16), and is coming up on her one year anniversary. I thank heaven every day she is still with us and see her at least three times a week. I look forward to getting to know you better…


    • Thanks for reading, Lisa. Our IWSG has gotten so big, I sometimes wonder if I’ll be able to get through half. I’m sorry about your friend. I hope she’s doing much better; it looks like she has a wonderful support system, and that’s half the battle.

      I found a major part of my support system right here on the internet when I was well enough to start blogging on my first blog. You’re amazing!!!



  3. You started in May? You’re probably way ahead of me LOL. I don’t know if there’s anything I can help with, as I haven’t tinkered around much myself. But if there’s anything I can do, give me a holler! =D


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