#IWSG – ABOUT MY WRITING…

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 June 7 posting of the IWSG will be JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

 

June 3 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

I have thought about quitting many times and have gone as far as ignoring it for months (even years) at a time. But I always come back. I love writing. Over the past few years I submitted a couple of short stories that never made the cut. It was (and still is) disappointing but I have to just get up, brush myself off, and keep trying. That’s the hardest part and one of the main reasons I haven’t submitted anything for a long while.

 

I hope that I’ll build up the nerve again this year. We’ll see. That’s a post for another day. There’s a lot going on in my life now and it’s the main reason I haven’t blogged in so long. Speaking for both this blog and My Miracle Life, I realize it doesn’t make sense for me to try keeping a regular posting schedule because I never know what’s going to pop up and surprise me. I’ll have to take things day by day and pray for the best.

 

What do you do when you feel like quitting? If you’ve already quit, what do you think would motivate you to return to writing? I’m seriously curious.

 

 

#IWSG – BYE BYE SUMMER-WELCOME AUTUMN

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

Click on the Image to Join!

Click the Image to Join!

It’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. If you haven’t already, you NEED to head over to read the very important announcement on their homepage celebrating four years since the group began and two years since the #IWSG started their Facebook Page! I’m already on it! Click on the link above for more info.

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

Click the image if you would like to be a part of this phenomenal group. 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 September 2 posting of the IWSG are Julie Flanders, Murees Dupé, Dolorah at Book Lover, Christine Rains, and Heather Gardner!

 

Summer is now coming to an end and my favorite time of year is drawing near. Yay! Autumn has always been my favorite time of year, hands down. The beautiful turning of leaves and the crunching of them under my feet when they fall. I can’t wait! I’ll be giving up the Dunkin’ Donuts Coolattas and having my hot Pumpkin coffees instead. Bliss. 

You’re probably saying to yourselves, “What does this have to do with writing?” Good question. Well, nothing. And everything, for me at least. I don’t know why, but my creativity tends to peak in the fall months. My ideas come in leaps and bounds. Maybe it’s because I know that Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner, and NaNo too. Go figure. 

It also helps that my pain levels decrease during milder weather. I can’t forget that. That is definitely a biggie.

Do you have a particular season brings out your creativity? What inspires your muse? What is your favorite season and why? Just curious.

 

 

 

Insecure Writer’s Support Group-#IWSG 9/14 – Rejection

Hello fellow writers, blogger, authors, scriptwriters, and all others that create magic with the almighty pen! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

Click on the Image to Join!

Click the Image to Join!

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

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing group and it has become THE PLACE to go if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of this phenomenal group. 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 September 3 posting of the IWSG will be Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham. 

August was a rough month for me as far as my writing goes. I’d submitted several of my pieces to several contests beginning back in May. For the first time, I threw my hat in the ring for The WRiTE CLUB. I didn’t make the cut. I can’t help it that the disappointment cut me deep, even though I know I’m a new writer still learning the craft. I guess this is where the growing of the thick skin comes in, huh?

A short story and a 10-word memoir I submitted in contests also didn’t win or place. Ouch. I still have two out there that I haven’t heard anything back from yet, but my confidence is pretty shattered right about now.

I’ve heard all kinds of advice over the past year and a half. I think it’s all been good, but I’m not sure what’s best for me. Do I keep practicing and hold off on submissions for a while until I get a better handle on the craft, or do I continue to submit and try reworking the pieces to see where I might’ve lost the judges?

I don’t want to be down on myself anymore; I love this craft too much. Sometimes I want to blame my brain injury, but in my heart, I know that would only be a horrible cop-out. If I try hard, and not take all the rejections to heart, I KNOW I can get this.

Any suggestions?