Hello all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

IWSG-badgeIt’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.


The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

So, I missed last month’s posting. Again. After being culled from the previous list I swore I wouldn’t miss any posts once I ‘re-upped’. I have work to do in that department. I let so many factors, like health and life, get in the middle of my blogging. I miss it terribly. I started this blog about a year and a half after my bleed and it was my lifeline. It was my sanity in an otherwise cruel (what I thought) existence. I ‘met’ so many wonderful people and formed great online friendships. I miss that so much. 

I’ll be writing a post on My Miracle Life at some point later this week about things that are going on. I see a light at the end of a long tunnel, but that’s another post.

I don’t want anyone to think I’ve forgotten about them because I haven’t. Just know I’ve missed you all.

February 7 question – What do you love about the genre you write in most often?   

That’s a tough question to answer since I enjoy all types of genres and always find myself dabbling in a variety. I haven’t written any stories or novels recently. I have my one novel that’s about 80% completed and in rough draft form and some unfinished short stories. Of course, the stories rejected in the past don’t count. I have a few of those. 😦

I have, however, been writing for a site that pays for my work. It’s not much, but it gets me writing and keeps me focused and responsible. If there are any new writers looking to make a few dollars, the site is called Textbroker. You can sign up and they will ask you for a writing sample. Once reviewed, you will get a star rating. The higher the stars, the more you get paid. Easy-peasy.

By the way, today is my fifth anniversary with WordPress! How the time flies.

Have an awesome IWSG day!! 


  1. I hear what you’re saying about feeling the sting of rejections. I dream of freeing myself of that moment when your brain figures out its a “no.” When I was in my early 20’s, I read Stephen King’s “On Writing.” I got so inspired by it! That’s when I started submitting my work for publication for the first time. In that book, he wrote about driving a nail partway into the wall of his bedroom, and punching all his rejection letters onto it, right where he could seem them. He viewed it as a trophy, a celebration, proof to himself that he was chasing his dream and not just giving up. What a fantastic way to turn a negative into a positive and have it work for you. So, that’s how I attempt to view my rejection letters (emails, now). And yet, even so, there is always that subtle, brief sting when my eyes first catch on the “no.”

    Good luck in your writing. Let it sting, but then remind yourself that most great things in our lives come with their fair share of stings.

    Textbroker sounds interesting. I went to their website, but they don’t really tell you all that much unless you first create an account. I would be very interested to hear your take on them, from the inside out. Thanks for your post.


  2. Hey, if you can write and get paid, I’d say you’re winning.

    Rejection is a part of the business. If you haven’t faced it, you’re woefully behind in becoming a seasoned writer. I mean, rejection from a query is painful, but it’s nowhere near as bad as a public review that will haunt your works forever. At any rate, you’re building thicker skin for tougher moments.


  3. Very cool that Textbroker encourages you to keep writing. Getting paid for doing what you love makes it all that much sweeter. Our purpose for writing may have nothing to do with money, but receiving it sure feels like validation.


    • The part about validation is certainly true. I’ll admit that reading novels from my friends (including you), also give me encouragement. I appreciate your visit and comment. Hugs, Eva


    • I know everyone has their share of rejections and I’m trying to go with the flow. I think I’m just too darn sensitive. Glad to be back!! I wish I co-hosted this month but I didn’t. Love you!! Eva


  4. I am so happy to see you are moving upward and getting back into what you love the most. That is indeed good news. By the way, I am a Textbroker writer and have been since 2006. I haven’t written for them regularly for some years now but I am still a member and still write when I have time.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • No kidding, Pat. I’ve been writing for them on and off for about four years, although I’m picking up the pace. I’m actually working on an article for them now. Thanks so much for the visit. Xoxoxo

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  5. We all have a couple of stories that have been rejected — I always feel that either they just weren’t right for the publication or that they weren’t ready to go into the world, so I work on them again and eventually they do go out and find a place where they belong. Happy writing 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the visit and comment. I suppose that’s one way of looking at things. 🙂 I need to try it sometime. I always get down on myself when that happens and it makes me more afraid. Have a great day! Eva

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