Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Giveaway Winners & Insecure Writers' Support Group
Unabridged Bookshelf & Primrose
You have 48 hours to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Now, the monthly post for the Insecure Writers’ Group started by the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh.
As writers our craft and our characters can sometimes consume us. We get so caught up in patching a plot hole, figuring out how to create deeper conflict, layering more emotion, finding the perfect word, finding an elusive unicorn (aka Agent), or selling to a publishing house that we forget the most important thing of all. Writing is not your life. Or at least I hope it isn’t.
For some, it is an outlet for creativity. For others, it is a calling. Either way, when you’re feeling insecure about your process, your pages, or your future as a writer, don’t forget to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Last week a friend of mine, a fellow writer, lost her husband. He was sick and she had a difficult year spending lots of time in the hospital. Losing a spouse is never easy, but it is definitely harder around the holidays.
When I heard the news, my heart broke for her and I reached out as soon as I could. It also reminded me of what’s most important in my life, what my priorities are and how to put my insecure moments in perspective relative to the bigger picture.
Does counting your blessings instead of your problems help to lighten your load of troubles? If not, then what does?
To access the rest of the blogs participating in the support group, click HERE.