It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our esteemed leader is the enigmatic Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. This month his helpful co-hosting minions are TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar.
Be sure to stop by and visit the IWSG website!
This month is a big month for me in several ways. One is that my birthday is this upcoming Sunday. I'm turning 30. I know that this in no way makes me old, but those milestone birthdays have a way of getting you to thinking about life. Looking back, I can see that I had some lofty notions as a kid about where I'd be in life when I turned 30. There is some insecurity in the fact that I haven't accomplished all that I wanted to accomplish by this age, but I'm not going to let that get to me. I have a wonderful family, and I've done a lot this year in terms of writing. That's enough for me.
I've decided that I want to release my Christmas-themed novella Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family on Tuesday, December 1st. That's a pretty tight deadline considering everything I've got going on, but I know it's doable. I just have to remain disciplined and keep working.
Don't forget to enter the IWSG Anthology Contest! I know I plan to. I've been working on that along with all my other writing because I'm certifiably insane, but it's been a fun process.
What are you feeling insecure about this month?