Finding Time #IWSG

I had to chuckle to myself. One of those miserable, self-deprecating laughs. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group has a monthly question. Today’s Question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day? Lately, I haven’t (thus the laugh). I get 10 words here and there, but my calendar is packed with all…

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She Has A Nice Personality #IWSG

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is doing a new thing. They’re asking a question: What’s the best thing someone has ever said about your writing? By seeking out feedback, I’ve gotten helpful criticism. As a result, I know where my faults lie. Emotions—I’m terrible at manufacturing those moments that make people cry. Tension—How the heck…

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When Being Mean Gets You Into Trouble #IWSG

I’m one of those people who is vague about their story details online. It’s not for any fear of someone stealing my ideas; oh heck no. It’s because the mess inside my head is so darn complicated, I doubt anyone who isn’t bombarded with it regularly would really understand. I’m a master of confusing people…

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Guess Who’s Co-Hosting? #IWSG

After spending some time enjoying this group, I decided it might be time for me to do a bit of co-hosting. I took this seriously, of course, and even planned my post in advance instead of scrambling to write it the morning of. That leads to my insecurity – The Plan. Twenty years ago (good…

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Gotta Please the People #IWSG

I think many writers are people-pleasers. We want other people to enjoy our work. You get that review where the person states your story is their favorite, and you just swell with pride. That happened to me. You may or may not know of a project I participated in a while back called The Seven…

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An Insecure Winner #IWSG

NaNoWriMo is over. I validated and achieved my winner’s status. I didn’t get 50K of keepable content, as I had wanted to, but I did make a dent in Isto’s overall word count. Yesterday, I compiled what I had before NaNo with my keepable content, and I’m up over 73K for this POV. Let’s see,…

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You Are Not Prepared #IWSG

I traveled out of town this past weekend to attend a memorial for the mother of family friends. I knew Grace, but as the memorial progressed, I didn’t realize how little. She was an amazing woman that impacted many lives for the better. She made a difference in her community, in her family, and in…

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