IWSG June Post

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure to change it as Google+ is going away in January. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.   
The next posting day is June 3rd. 

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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!!! 

June 3 question - Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work? 
The awesome co-hosts for the June 3 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre!

It's been a tough month (see here and here for more information), and I don't have much to say about writing, though I am making an effort to get back to working at least a little. I even submitted some flash fiction stories, thanks to a tip from Jemima Pett. I want to give a huge thank-you to all of you who have been sending messages of strength and support. This is uncharted territory, and the support of friends is a huge help, and this is an amazing group that reaches far beyond encouraging comments about writing.

For this month, I'm setting only one writer goal for myself: to write at least a few words, most days. For now, I'm trying to write a few blog posts and even bits of a short story. Writing is hard, but it is also a comforting activity, because as much as I'm often an insecure writer, I also know where I am with a keyboard under my fingers.


I can't think of anything to say in answer to this month's optional question, but I would love to hear your secrets! Leave a comment and tell me about your secret identity!


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