Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IWSG: September, 2013


The Insecure Writer's Support Group is hosted, every month, by the illustrious Alex J. Cavanaugh.

It's mission, to support our fellow writers in whatever is throwing stumbling blocks in their literary path.

This month he's aided and abetted by Chemist Ken, SL Hennesy, Michelle Wallace, and Joylene Nowell Butler......thanks, folks!

This month is also a special time because it's the two year anniversary of the group, which I think is pretty cool. I haven't been around the entire two years, but pretty close in my guesstimation. To celebrate, the Ninja Captain has a very cool announcement......which you'll just have to go to his blog to see, I don't want to ruin the surprise. (As if you haven't been there already.....yeah, right! :P )

Anyway, as I sat down to write this, I really couldn't come up with anything (new, at least) that was making me feel insecure in my writing, so I thought I'd just say a heartfelt, "Thank you!".

I really do appreciate all the support you all have shown me....seriously....and more than you will ever know.

Even if it's just a 'keep at it' or 'sounds like a good idea' it's those little things that really keep me going. With all the negativity out there, it's always refreshing to see some kindness being spread around.

You also support me by succeeding.

It's true!

I look around and say, "Oh wow....so and so has just released their first book. That is so very cool. What's stopping me??"

The answer, of course, is....

NOT

A

THING

=)

Once again, thank all of you IWSG'ers for doing what you do and keep writing!

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Only you can stop you!
This group has been so amazing. An overload of support and enthusiasm.

Andrew Leon said...

Oh, well, thanks for the added pressure. Now, I have to succeed.
:P

Brandon Ax said...

It is great to have this network of support just waiting here. Also, KEEP AT IT, SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. :).

For real, I enjoy the blog can't wait to see what else you do.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You only stop when you give up. Just keep on trying.

Suzanne Furness said...

And we appreicate your support, Mark so thank you :)

Melissa said...

Hear, hear. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a great way to look at things. The success of others inspires me too.

Al Diaz said...

Not having new insecurities must be a good sign, isn't it? :) Thank you too, Mark. You're also part of the cheering group!

Robin said...

NOT.A.THING.

You are right. You are unstoppable!

Jennifer said...

The IWSG is the best thing that ever happened to me as a writer. I've learned so much and met so many great writers.

The thing about seeing other people releasing books applies to me too.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Why you're welcome ;)

Snoop Bloggy Dog said...

Yo Mark!

I is like sorry that my human hasn't been able to visit yo lil' ol' blog lately. He is like still lookin' for a clone to help him out. In da meantime, at almost four in da morning, I commenting for my homie, da crazee man.

Oh, he aint forgot dat award y'all gave him. He shall be making note of that, pending getting one of dem clones.

Check out all those co-hosts n'stuff getting involved with dat "IWSG". My human still thinks it means, well you know...da man is delusional.

Two year birthday. Cool, but do I care? Not really.

Okay dude, seriously, you is knowing dat the inspiration you seek comes from dem dat have books pawblished, ah..published.

Keep pursuing your dream, my human friend. In our own weird way, we is like here for you.

Stay chillin',

Snoop Bloggy Dog in da Gangsta's Pawadise!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Indeed. Not a thing. The only thing stopping me is ME. Argh!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Elise Fallson said...

I love seeing books come out too and I know your time will come Mark. (:

Laura said...

That's a lovely post, I'm also really grateful of the IWSG, it's helped me through some tough times :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great point mark! Today is a great day to start living your dreams. Tomorrow might be too late.

Lisa said...

I like what Andrew said! I thank you too, Mark, for supporting me in my crazy wanderings through the word forest. It helps to know you are all out there feeling like I do. Glad that even though I'm alone in my work, I'm not alone in the world.

S.P. Bowers said...

We each have our own journey and our own learning to do. It's so nice to see authors who can remember that and celebrate others' success. Thank you for all your encouragement and your great attitude!

Julie Luek said...

Cheers for not having new insecurities pop up like an unwanted weed! That is happy news.

Christine Rains said...

Great post! I feel the exact same way when I see my writer friends succeed. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Julie Flanders said...

That's one of my favorite things about the group, I always get excited when I read about a fellow member's new release or publication. Nothing stopping any of us, no question.

Have a great weekend, Mark. :)

jaybird said...

Nothing is stopping you!!! That's the truth.

Arlee Bird said...

You speak for me as well. I am the only one who gets in the way of my own progress. You said it well.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you, Mark! I always appreciate your encouraging words, and I love reading snippets of your writing! Keep it up!
Have a great weekend!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Mark,

You are so right, buddy. The positivity of our community certainly keeps mr going!

Heather Musk said...

Big cheers for the IWSG! It certainly keeps me going.

randi lee said...

And thank YOU for being such an amazing blogger and good person! Glad I met you through 3ups :D

Jack said...

This group is so great. I am not a part of it, but I read posts of everyone who is, and it is so great how everyone supports each other. As you said, there is a lot of negativity, so it is nice when authors get a friendly word or two.

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