Insecure Writer's Support Group


My day has been so busy I totally forgot to post. And who can believe that it's already March?? That means it's time for another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Please visit the website, as well as our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh to visit the co-hosts and other writers to connect with!

So, I had to write a 5-paragraph bio for my publisher, and whew! I hope it wasn't trash. I felt like I gave them my life story, and that I was back in college writing the weakest but still C-able essay. HAHA. We'll see if I need to fix it. I need to finish looking back over the second half of FP before the editor needs it.

What I really need to do is take a couple of days off (which, let me go ahead and ask my boss now) and try to break out of government and secretary work. I'm over both. I'm in my mid-thirties. I need to do what I love, and this isn't it.

Anyway, this month's question is: Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?

I usually read whatever the wind blows into my view. I've read fantasy, mystery, romance, horror, thrillers, adult, YA, children's books, manga, comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, etc. As long as the premise is good, I'll give it a try. If you can give me a fantasy with romance, you have hit my sweet spot. :D

How about y'all?


  1. Five paragraph bio? I struggled to come up with just one for my publisher.

  2. I'd have a hard time writing a five paragraph bio too. That's exciting that you're hopefully getting closer to getting published. Good luck figuring out your career changes. It's hard when you don't like your job that much.

  3. I hate writing bios, and I'd really hate writing a five paragraph one. Kudos for getting it done.

  4. I'm with you on breaking out of the secretary job. My daughter is about your age (mid-30's?) doing a job she loves. It makes all the difference. Congrats on having a publisher!

  5. Yikes! Five paragraphs about me? I'd worry no one would be interested. You are VERY lucky to have a publisher who is interested in your work. All the luck with your future endeavors.