Insecure Writer's Support Group: All is One & One is All

Happy May! It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, where we throw our insecurities into a pile and point at them angrily. Something close to that.

I was going to post about my anxiety and nerves about querying again. I've been holding off on it, and at this point I know it's because I'm scared of yet another series of rejections. But I have to pick myself up by the bootstraps and just do it! I'm writing other stories again, too, so I know my passion is still there. I just have to reignite my motivation and willpower.

Back to my first thought, I was going to post about that, but I read Dianne Salerni's IWSG from the 23rd, "Making Rejection Your Motivation", and I'm once again reminded that it's not just me who feels this way!

And that's what IWSG is for: so we know we're not alone! So, thank you, Dianne; I hope you see this, and I hope others read her post and feel the same way. <3

For those who made it through A to Z, congratulations! How did you do? What did you write about all April? Are you taking a break or delving right back into blogging?


Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Good luck with querying! I had a guest post during the A-Z where someone who reads query letters every day gives advice:
I hope it helps!

Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Autumn Decisions

Nick Wilford said...

That's the good thing about this group, you always know there are others who are going through the same thing. I had my break during A-Z, getting back into blogging now!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm glad you got something from Dianne's IWSG post. Deep breath and dive back in.

E.M.A.Timar said...

Deborah, you can do this! I know getting rejected can feel like your heart is being torn apart. You have spent so much time and put so much love into your art, and you want everyone to love it. But remember, when you get a rejection, the agent isn't saying your work isn't good, she is just saying it isn't for her right now. Believe in yourself. Believe in your story. You can do this!
Thanks for the link to Diane's post. I just read it, and you're right it is inspiring.