Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.
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! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. We are rockin' the neurotic writing world!
February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
Oh my, yes. The wonderful writers here in the IWSG, for example. You all have been so supportive. I love reading about your accomplishments. I enjoy having you on my blog to celebrate your new release. You, in turn, have welcomed me to your blogs. After reading your monthly posts, I feel as if I've gotten to know you, that we're friends.
I'm part of another group, Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa), where writers share snippets from a work in progress or a new release or (in my case) an older release. Again, very supportive people.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to go? While I was never a cheerleader in high school, I'm frequently cheering other writers on. Down in the dumps? We can boost you up. Flying high on an accomplishment, we're here to celebrate with you.
My goal for January was to write one paragraph a day. Baby steps. I missed 2 days but wrote over 6,000 words. I'm going to keep it up. I'm not dealing well with pressure right now, so just opening the file will be a big deal. Writing one paragraph or 3 is a bonus.
I hope you have a great month.