Wednesday, March 4, 2015

IWSG: March

Happy IWSG day! It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means all kinds of writers are getting together to share their insecurities and encourage each other on this wild ride of writing. Whether you're working towards publication, or have reached that goal and are now dealing with the pressures that arise from it, the Insecure Writers Support Group is welcome to all insecure writers. (And as far as I can tell that pretty much means all writers.)

Thank you to all the hosts, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence!

 
My insecurities lately? Oh geez, I'm in the middle of querying so I've had plenty. But I've gotten enough positive responses to keep me from losing my sanity. I just keep reminding myself that I love this story. I love these characters. So I'm basically forcing myself to stay positive. ;-)
 
Whatever happens I will continue to write, because:

Famous Author Quotes @ http://pinterest.com/iuniverse/iuniverse-famous-author-quotes/
 
Even on those days when I'm feeling the most frustrated, I know I'll continue because I have more stories to tell. More characters who continue to enter my brain and demand attention.
 
So, for everyone out there who's feeling frustrated or down hearted, remember:

 
25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer

20 comments:

  1. Love the quotes. They're so true. And you're right, if you love your characters, you've can't give up on them! If you do, who else will write their story? Keep going! And congrats on all the positive feedback :)

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  2. Love the quotes! It would be a shame to have all of these stories and these characters in our minds and to just do nothing or give up on them.

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  3. Keep submitting! You just haven't found the right home for it yet.

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  4. I'm glad you've received positive feedback! Keep it up!

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  5. Loving the quotes! That's great about the positive responses - just keep going and you'll definitely get there in the end :). Best of luck!

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  6. I especially like the second quote about taking a risk. That made me think of stories and characters that just won't go away, no matter how long it's been since the last writing session. That makes me more motivated to sit down and write, because I kind of think that if I let the characters have their say, they'll finally quiet down and leave me alone. :)

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  7. I will be submitting after Easter. It's a very grounding experience. Fingers crossed for you :-)

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  8. Good quotes, especially that last! And oh, querying- you lovely, horrible thing. ;)

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  9. I'm in the same place as you! Querying, yuk. But I know we can both keep strong! :)

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  10. Good luck with the querying. I'm almost at that stage myself, so fully understand your insecurities.

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  11. That last quote touched me. It really is worth it. Thanks for sharing your struggles and hopes today Rachel.

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  12. I liked both quotes, but the one from Erasmus really resonated. I totally agree. Best wishes.

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  13. Dedicated writing is like a drug habit. We can get hopelessly lost in it if we're not careful. Breaking free to put what we've written out there can make our efforts much more productive. Querying is a good start--best to stay positive, but also open to possible rejections and any criticism that comes with that rejection.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  14. I love your quotes. I'm sorry you're querying right now. I've had to give up querying for a little while because it takes up too much time. I should get back to it, but sometimes I doubt. *sigh*

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  15. Hi Rachel. Just thought I'd popped over and a read. I do like the quotes, but more so, I like your positive attitude. See you again. Thanks for visiting me today, (smile).

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  16. Querying is never fun. That's great how you've had some positive feedback so far, though! Hope you have some success with all that querying soon!

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  17. Positive responses are like little bits of chocolate. Enjoy them to the fullest and keep that happy attitude (best way to defeat those query trenches) Good luck!

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  19. You have the right attitude! Querying is such a drain on emotions. The best way to cope is to write!

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  20. You have the right attitude! Querying is such a drain on emotions. The best way to cope is to write!

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