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IWSG: Move Forward

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Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group hosted by the Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh! Writers “meet” the first Wednesday of every month and discuss their writing insecurities.

This Wednesday I’m cheering for all writers to “keep moving forward”.

It can be easy to allow yourself an easy way out, especially when things aren’t going as planned. You may start out with a great idea, start typing then you hit a brick wall. Or you share a scene and the feedback is a little disheartening.

Writing is tough, but the joy of the finished product is well worth the effort. Each word that is typed, is one more word you are closer to your goal. Whatever happens on your way to prize, just don’t give up.

When writing gets tough, I like to find a positive quote.

One of my favorite quotes from the Walt Disney Company and the movie, “Meet the Robinsons”(2007) is:

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Keep learning and surround yourself with other positive creative people. You will eventually get there.

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Insecure Writer’s Support Group

InsecureWritersSupportGroup
Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group hosted by the Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh! Writers “meet” the first Wednesday of every month and discuss their writing insecurities.

Hello! I signed up for Insecure Writer’s Support Group today. It’s really a great group. It’s nice to realize there are writers out in the blogosphere who struggle with writing also. And to be part of a network that encourages and supports each other.

After a month of NaNo, I’ve been feeling a little discouraged and lost, trying to figure out what to do now. Of course, having my computer crash at the end really did not help matters.

One morning, I turned my computer on and a blue screen stared at me. You know the screen without icons and no easy way to reboot? It’s a sight that makes your stomach drop. I thought all my work went bye-bye.

My computer guru husband told me not to cry or panic. I managed to comply even though deep down a crying jag would have been nice. So several days went by with me trying not to worry about my manuscript and other writings.

After work today I came home to a surprise. With bright eyes and wide smile,my husband announced he deserved a kiss.And yes he did!
He managed to tap into the hard drive and retrieve my NaNo WIP. My hero!

Now that I can access my Ghost Hunter Love WIP, maybe I can decide on what to do next and tell DISCOURAGEMENT to go take a hike.

Want to join IWSG? Hit the link below.
http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html

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