Insecure Writer’s Support Group – NaNoWriMo Time Again!

Hello everyone in the writers world! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

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It’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.

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

The awesome co-hosts for the November 5 posting of the IWSG are LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard and SL Hennessy!

It’s time for me again – my first week of NaNoWriMo and it’s been, in a word, BRUTAL. October was supposed to be the month where I outlined, researched and did as much as I could to prepare for this month, but it was busy as hell.

I’m not complaining, mind you. I did what I could; normally, I’m a pantster. I wanted to try plotting to see if that would help me. With all the running around, organizing and taking care of business I had to do last month, I couldn’t focus the way I needed to, that’s all.

I’ve donated money to NaNoWriMo since I started with their Camp last year. It’s done wonders with helping me in my recovery. Writing does help heal. It’s helped me set goals for myself, made me focus, and given me much-needed positive reinforcement that I wasn’t receiving from my outside world. My NaNoWriMo participant badge is on my sidebar and if you’re so inclined, please click on the link to donate. All proceeds go to NaNo and you can read about what they do with donation dollars.

I’ve done pretty well so far. I’m trying to stay within my outline, but I notice my story tends to veer off course a little. I know where I wanted the story to go, but it seems to be taking me somewhere else. I figure it’s only Week 1 so I’ll see what happens.

If anyone else is doing NaNo this month, friend me. We can support each other! That’s how I did it last year! Until next month.