Hey folks, it's the first Wednesday of the month, which means IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) time! Today is a special day, though – it's our two year anniversary! I'm so glad to be a part of this community of writers who are so supportive of one another. I don't always post my entry (ahem, that whole memory thing...) but when I wander blogland visiting my buddies, I see their posts and am always encouraged. In honor of our anniversary, I'd like to share what the group means to me.
Not everyone writes about being insecure. A lot of writers share success stories, and those are what help me the most. Well, encouraging comments when I AM insecure help, too, but seeing others who have overcome what I'm dealing with gives me hope.
This group has really helped me have more confidence. I'm much more likely to just hit “publish” than I was before. I used to write stuff, think, “Not good enough” and just leave it in draft. I've learned not to be so hard on myself, which is a good thing. The more I write, the better I will get, and putting my writing out there is the only way to get that job done. Thanks to all of you for getting me to this place.
I'd also like to give a big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting and running this group. We are so grateful to you for your idea, and your relentless encouragement to “let it all hang out” and help each other. I know so many have benefited from this group, and we are blessed to have you in our lives. Be sure to visit Alex today because he has a BIG announcement about exciting happenings in the future of the IWSG!
~Tina, not so insecure anymore, thanks to all of you!
P.S If you want to join, click on the tab over at Alex's to sign up on the linky.