Monthly Archives: May 2016

It’s that time of the month again, first Wednesday, which means, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group: 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 […]

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  • Angela WooldridgeMay 4, 2016 - 7:07 AM

    Hey, at least you made that decision. You’ve made those sacrifices and achieved something, well done you!
    It’s all too easy to worry about what we think people are thinking about us (and usually they aren’t thinking anything at all!)ReplyCancel

  • Meka JamesMay 4, 2016 - 7:36 AM

    I’m right there with you. I judge myself the hardest. I’m also a slow writer and like you I started book 2 shortly after self publishing book 1 and still it sits unfinished. It was untouched for nearly a year. I wonder why I’m so slow, why can’t I be like others who seem to crank out several books in one year.

    Anyway, you’re not alone. Here’s to being slow and taking our time. **cheers**ReplyCancel

  • Mary AalgaardMay 4, 2016 - 8:22 AM

    It’s the judging and comparing that kills us. I hope you can let that go. Focus on the positive, and on your projects. Celebrate successes!
    Mary at Play off the PageReplyCancel

  • Stephanie ScottMay 4, 2016 - 8:23 AM

    For as supportive as the writing community is, I agree, there’s also a fair amount of judging! I roll with the Romance Writers of America (I write YA, so I’m more the niche group within them) and there’s been some pushback about this idea of self pubbing 3 or 5 or however many books a year (full length, novelllas etc). There are some writers saying their sales aren’t as strong so they slowed down to focus on the story rather than the output. Other writers are just plain good at producing content, but this idea of everyone HAS to write X books a year or you won’t be relevant is ridiculous. There are too many other factors involved.

    Here’s my May IWSG post: It’s (not a) Shame about ReyReplyCancel

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