Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: July 2014

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".
-Neil Gaiman

"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."
-Stephen Fry

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!


  1. I love your positive attitude, and also that J.K Rowling quote.

  2. Oh great quotes! And I'm buzzing on your enthusiasm too ! Go you, hope it never ends. :)

  3. Glad to hear you're excited, and those quotes are awesome! :)

  4. I can relate to the lazy!
    Awesome you are in a good place with your writing this month.

  5. Great to hear you're in the writing groove! I enjoyed those quotes-nice little boost.

  6. Scattered brain because of exciting projects? Awesome! :D

    Great quotes, I love that J.K. Rowling one so much!!!

  7. Glad to hear things are going well. If you're writing, it can never be that bad anyway. Thanks for the motivation too.

  8. Great quotes. Congratulations on being excited about your work. So happy it's working for you. Go, girl.

  9. Those are some great quotes, glad you're not feeling insecure this month :)

  10. Glad you're keeping your insecurities at bay. Thanks for sharing the quotes.

  11. I love the quote from J.K. Rowling! :) Not to be redundant, but I'm glad you are excited about what you are doing right now! That's what really matters. :)

  12. yay! I'm glad you're in a good spot :)
    And thanks for the quotes!

  13. Great quotes LG! Glad to hear that you're in a good place with all your writing projects. ((Hugs)) Eva