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!
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 - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG
Alex's awesome co-hosts are Erika Beebe, PJ Colando, Tonja Drecker, Sadira Stone, and Cathrina Constantine!
The May 5th question, if you'd like to answer it, is: Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?
Over the years, I'd been pleasantly surprised whenever I received an unexpected email from a reader with glowing praise about my book. That means they sought me out to make my day much, much brighter. And weirdly, that praise has happened during my darkest moments.
A reader/reviewer thought she'd proofread my book, which was odd. She sent me a couple of typos and, where and where not comma's and apostrophizes should be placed. Then she was kind enough to ask if I wanted her to review the book also, which I thought that was the plan all along...LOL.
Since last months post, my writing block hasn't gotten any better. So, I'm re-editing a book I published in 2015. Then sending it off to an editor.
Don't Forget to Breathe, I think is a good read. It has received numerous awards. I'm not going into the dire specifics, but I know it will be better and polished when it's done and well worth those awards.
I'm doing this revamping for my own peace of mind.