Another month has gone by and it’s time for another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this phenomenal group just over two years ago.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. It’s a safe haven where writers can admit their insecurities and put their anxieties out into the world, without fear of criticism or embarrassment. If you’d like to join our support group, please click on the image to your left. You won’t regret it!
I’ve always been afraid to put my writings out in the open. I’ve never let people read my stories or essays, unless they were my teachers. I’ve always been afraid of what people would think. Then I noticed, when I started writing about what happened with my bleed two years ago, I didn’t really care what anyone thought. I needed to let it out. I started getting some feedback; and it made me feel OK. If one person wanted to read about my illness, cared enough to reach out and say something positive, then maybe someone would want to read my stories too.
After being Blitzed earlier this week, I made it a point to try to thank every blogger, tweep and Facebooker who commented on my page. I found so many unbelievable blogs; I fell in love. There are so many people out there, just like me; trying hard to overcome their fears and insecurities; to tell the stories they’ve wanted to tell. Heck, I have a ton.
I am going to keep doing what I always do. Write. But instead of just writing, this time I will actually submit.
I went so far as to sign up for a flash fiction contest. I am going to throw my fear out the window because I’ve already committed. I don’t know how the story will turn out, but I know that I am going to try my best. ((Gulp)). Win or lose, at least it will be out there and I will have gotten over one major fear.
That’s all I have for this month’s IWSG.
As a side note, I’m sorry I haven’t posted Part 5 yet, but I had to take care of this first. Part 5 of my Stroke journey is nearly done and should be posted no later than Saturday.
Until next time, love you guys!
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