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#IWSG -Let’s Talk Motivation & Determination


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Good morning fellow bloggers, writers, novelists, journalists, screenwriters, and all other writers I have the pleasure of sharing membership with in this élite group.

Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, don’t we? It’s time for a meeting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, which was founded by the AMAZING Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. 

“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!” (IWSG website)

I was extremely lucky to find this group soon after starting my blogging journey just over thirteen months ago. I love this group more than I can ever express. The past few months had been very difficult for me personally. I was just getting back into my blogging groove after a hiatus of about two months, to deal with some medical issues (thankfully resolved), when I was hit with the loss of two people close to me within two days of each other, only three weeks ago. I posted about it here. Any other time it might have been enough to make me take another break to spend more time grieving, but I was far too angry; I still am.

If anything, I have the motivation and determination to continue moving forward. When I checked the IWSG website while I was in Puerto Rico saying my final goodbyes to my dear friend Petie when I read that Ninja Captain had chosen me to be one of the co-hosts for the April meeting. I cried. Talk about motivation and determination? I am so honored that Alex felt confident enough to trust me enough to be a co-host for this very special group. I am going to do my very best to make him and all my fellow members proud.

Please take a moment to visit my other awesome co-hosts this month:

Hart Johnson
Chemist Ken
Candilynn Fite
Terri Rochenski
Clare Dugmore 

That’s all I have; time to handle responsibilities!  😀  Be determined and motivated to best earlier ‘high scores’ when it comes to number of comments on fellow IWSG member blogs. It is a blog hop, after all! Have fun!

Give Elizabeth Seckman’s Blog a look-see if you get a chance. Her post today was amazing. There are many more and if the bloggers will give me permission, I’d like to link them to my post here. 😀

Also Check out this post by Christine Rains; definitely worth reading.

73 thoughts on “#IWSG -Let’s Talk Motivation & Determination

    • Hi Candilynn, the feeling is mutual! 😀 I had such a blast and hope I get chosen to do it again soon. Thanks for being an amazing co-host. I’ll be off looking for late postings in a few. I’m tired, but oh so happy. Check in with you later. Lily-Eva


    • Hey Leanne! Thanks so much for stopping by and for giving me the confidence boost! 😀 I’ve been having a blast co-hosting today! I’ll make sure to pass by your way shortly. Xoxoxo. Lily-Eva April IWSG Co-host


    • Hey Julie! Thanks for stopping by. We do the best we can with what we’ve got. The attitude depends on the day. 😉 Co-hosting today has been the thrill of a lifetime. I owe Alex such a debt of gratitude for allowing me this opportunity. Have a fabulous evening! Lily-Eva


    • Hi Jo, I’m so happy you stopped by. To be really honest, I didn’t even have a chance to think about my own recovery. I was too busy trying to help others stay strong. I paid for it at days end physically, but every morning when I woke up, it was motivation to keep plugging away. Hugs to you. Xoxoxo. Lily-Eva


  1. I adore this group for all the reasons you mentioned. I shamefully missed posting this month, but it’s because all the A-Z posts are frying my brain!! lol


    • Hi lexacain! Thanks for stopping by! You get credit for today! 😉 Although I can’t participate in the A to Z Challenge, as you see, I’m proudly displaying my Supporter Badge. I figure it’s the least I can do. Have a fantastic day! Lily-Eva


  2. Oh, what a way to find your strength. I’m sorry for your loss and very grateful that my mom and my cat both recovered after close calls last month. For Mom’s birthday last week, I was able to show her the picture book my brother and I are making from a poem she wrote long ago. Even though the book isn’t complete and she may never see the real thing, at least she knows we’re working on it. It made her happy. I hope you find happy times again soon.


    • Hey Sheryl, thanks much for your kind and so thoughtful words! I have a lot to be grateful for. I’m going to keep your Mom in my thoughts and hope that all turns out well. Wish her a happy belated from a new blog friend!! 😀 As long as I have my family and friends, both online and off, I know happy times are coming. I’m sure I’ll be passing by at some point. Lily-Eva


  3. How fun to co-host! Do you get a complimentary fruit basket or a free subscription to your favorite blog? Actually, 40 comments and counting is pretty cool. Thanks for taking care of us-all this month!


    • Hi Jacqui! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m having such a blast co-hosting this month, who needs a fruit basket or a subscription to anything?! I’m ‘meeting’ the most amazing people today! I could become addicted to this co-hosting thing. :o) I’m going to be all over the place today. The day is still young. Lily-Eva


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