I can't believe I forgot it is Insecure Writers Support Group day! (Especially since I was just bragging it up to people last night.) So if you don't know about the IWSG yet, you check it out HERE. Big, big thanks to host and founder of IWSG, Alex Cavanaugh! And to M. Pax, Karen Walker, and Melissa Maygrove for co-hosting this month. You people rock! Thank you!
Yesterday I did a reading and Q & A at my local public library. It was a lot of fun, and of course one of the things that came up was critique partners. (Because I mentioned how awesome mine are.) ;) A lady asked how I met them and I told her through blogging.
Which led me to go on about how awesome the blogging community is and how if you want to be a writer I highly recommend getting into blogging to connect with other writers. Then I said join the Insecure Writers' Support Group!
I told them about Alex and this group and how supportive it is. Seriously, you guys are made of awesome. Since joining the blogging community my writing has improved so much, and so has my spirit. Getting to know other writers means learning that most people go through the same ups and downs.
This idea is awesome! My writing stinks! I can't do this! I wrote a book and it's awesome! No, it's a complete pile of crap!
And so on and so on apparently forever. ;) Writing is hard, self-doubt is hard, but it helps to know that you are not alone. So thank you IWSG members! Whether you are up or down right now, remember that you are getting stronger and better all the time and that by sharing those highs and lows you are helping others get stronger and better, too. :)