Quick note: Those of you who would like to read my B entry for the A to Z Challenge can find it HERE.
It's time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Our Ninja Captain, the one and only Alex J. Cavanaugh, has called upon us to gather once again and offer support for one another. Whether you would like to share your lingering insecurities or offer words of inspiration for your fellow writers, you've come to the right place!
The co-hosts for this month are Hart Johnson, Chemist Ken, Candilynn Fite, Terri Rochenski, Clare Dugmore, and Lilica Blake.
You should also check out the IWSG website! It's another great place to find that support system you need.
The A to Z Challenge is upon us. Not all of us are taking part, but those of us who are (myself included) may be asking ourselves how to balance the challenge with other writing goals we may have set for ourselves, or even with the demands of everyday life. Whether it's a job or kids, we all have demands in our lives that cannot be ignored. I know it'll be a challenge for me, especially since I'm one of Alex's minions. However, it's a challenge that I welcome. If we don't push ourselves, we never grow. If we never step outside our comfort zone, we never learn.
I've decided that I'll do what I can to budget my time wisely, and I won't be too hard on myself concerning the goals I don't accomplish. I want this to be a fun month, and not one filled with self-flagellation. I want to meet new bloggers. I want to hear what people have to say about the things I share, and I want to learn more about subjects I previously knew little to nothing about. That's part of the fun! Yes, the challenge takes dedication, but at the end of the day, it's about having an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. If my other writing projects don't see as much from me this month, I'll remind myself that they'll still be there in May.
Happy writing, and blogging, everyone!