Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IWSG, February

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for a monthly meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! In the words of the creator of IWSG, and our fearless leader, Alex J. Cavanaugh now is "time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs."

His wonderful co-hosts today are Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, Sarah Foster, and M. Pax! Big thank to them and Alex!

 
What are my insecurities this month? Well, I just started querying again. . . Enough said.
 
So for anyone else in the querying boat,
 
 
here are some words of inspiration from people who know more than me. :)

39 Things to Remember While Struggling to Build Your Writing Career | YourWriterPlatform.com

25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer Joss is my favorite person I've never met, though I fear who will die next when he's writing & directing.

28 comments:

  1. I love that quote about fear. So so true. Good luck with your query.

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  2. I'm with Karen, I LOVE the other side of fear quote. I'd never seen that one before but now I want to add it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing and best of luck with your querying!

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  3. We just have to get to the other side.

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  4. Good luck in those trenches, Rachel. You can do it!

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  5. Yup. That fear quote... Awesome. Build a bridge of out cheese and run across before it melts, eh? ;) Thanks for the inspiring thoughts!

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  6. I like that approach to writing--to explore what I'm not. That makes a lot of sense.

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  7. Love the quotes. I'm in the querying boat, myself, so the inspiration is well taken!

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  8. I absolutely love that fear quote! I think I may have to steal it and put it up in school, to remind the kids to keep going :). Best of luck with your querying! You can do it!

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  9. Good luck querying! It's seriously gut-wrenching every time an email pops up, lol. But you're amazing, can't wait to see how it goes for you!

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  10. Good luck with the querying. I'm querying at the moment, but I have a wonderful out of sight, out of mind outlook and sometimes I can actually forget I'm waiting to hear about it :-)

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  11. Love the quotes. Good luck with querying!

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  12. Amazing quotes! Best of luck on querying, Rachel! *hugs*

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  13. That last one is really good.

    Good luck in the query trenches.

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  14. I collect quotes like these. They help me a lot. Thanks.

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  15. Blurg, nothing worse than querying because then you've got to wait for the results. Torturous stuff! Good luck!

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  16. Mr. Whedon is all knowing!

    Best of luck. Fingers are crossed!

    Heather

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  17. Good luck with your querying. Fingers crossed for you.

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  18. I just started querying again, too. Thank you for your inspiration and smiles!

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  19. Love that center quote!
    And best wishes with your queries! :)

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  20. Best of luck with the querying! You are talented...if they reject you, well they're bad. You keep trying!

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  21. Good luck with querying; let us know how it goes! And I like Joss Whedon's quote in particular, especially because some of my fictional characters do and say things that I don't have the courage to do and say in real life.

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  22. I write because I rejected at everything that told me not to. Wishing you all the best Rachel.

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  23. Holy crumb-cake, Batman. You're in the query trenches??? I gave up on those for a while. Things just weren't looking good for me. I'll admit that maybe I got a little tired of the "This is great, but unfortunately, I'm still not going to rep you." Sometimes, it started to feel like "I know you're the goose that laid the golden egg, but I have a magic spinning wheel that turns straw to gold, so that ain't nothing special. Also, geese smell bad."

    So yeah, good luck out there. I hope it goes better for you than it has for me.

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  24. Sometimes I think writing isn't worth it, to feel so much pain and rejection. The good news is, whether you're accepted or rejected, you still get to write. And if you're like me, and love it, then you're kind of already winning. Good luck to you and keep after your dreams. They're bound to come true!

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