Is it really the first Wednesday of the month already? That hardly seems possible. Anyway, our esteemed leader and Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh is once again calling together the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. His co-hosts for this month are Krista McLaughlin, Kim Van Sickler, Heather Gardner, and Hart Johnson.
Be sure to stop by the IWSG website for any additional support you might need.
This month is a rarity for me. As I write this post, I'm so excited about my writing that insecurity has no room to rear its ugly head. I'm working on several things at once, and while that may have left my brain a bit scattered, I'm excited about all of my current projects. Hopefully that excitement will carry through the month and take me somewhere good.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple inspirational quotes with you. They all show that, despite the impressive successes these well-known people may have had, they are occasionally insecure too, and they've had their own experiences with failure.
"I don't know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws"."It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
-J. K. Rowling"I'm a bit of a coward, and lazy, oddly enough."
If someone you admire has made it to a position of success in spite of, or perhaps even because of, those all-too-human doubts and mistakes that have plagued us all, then surely you can too. Just don't give up. None of us are perfect, but it is perseverance that will carry us through even the must frustrating of times.
Hang in there! We're in this together!