Friday, July 6, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group


The Insecure Writer's Support Group exists so the community of blogging writers can share and support each other. I love the encouragement the members give, and I especially enjoy blog-hopping to cheerlead and commiserate.

To find out more, visit: Insecure Writer's Support Group

My secret to beating insecurity-- 
Love what you do. Love who you are. The rest will fall into place.

60 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is so true!
Thanks for joining the IWSG. The encouragement from others is just amazing.

Myrna R. said...

Short, sweet and so true. Nice.

Hildie McQueen said...

The words I needed to hear today!

Ink in the Book said...

I love that quote! With that kind of attitude, it's so much easier to cope with the insecurity. Thanks for the uplifting words!
And thanks for becoming my newest follower!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Lexa, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I love that you compare writing to a marriage. Brilliant! I read it to my hubby. :)

Gina said...

Nice meeting you! And thank you for your great advise.

From Diary of a Writer in Progess

Melissa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck in your writing. :)

Bob Milne said...

Nice advice - I missed doing a post this month (an all too-rare vacation), but trying to catch up on some visits today.

Shah Wharton said...

Well said. I like my philosophies without dressing :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks for joining my blog, Alex. I love the eye.

Cherie Colyer said...

Very true :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Liza said...

It really is that simple...

Tia Bach said...

So simple, yet so profound. I think it might just be my new mantra! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and so glad to have found yours. I'm loving the IWSG so far (July was my first month)

mmshaunakelley said...

It is an amazing group! The simplest things are often the most crucial!

Jackie said...

Welcome to IWSG! Such a wonderful and supportive group!

Clay said...

Inspiring stuff! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love visiting everyone's blog as well - I really do think its a special thing to be a part of. Wish I could visit everyone. And thanks for following me too. It means a lot! Cheers

Robin said...

Short, simple, and so true:) Thanks for visiting my blog. It's been fun to check out your blog and read your book blurbs.

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

Yes, I do love what I do. And that makes it fun!

Lan said...

It's funny because when I stop writing for a bit, I start to forget how much I enjoy writing. To the point where I start to be reluctant to keep going. Then when I finally do state to write, I remember how much I love it.

This quote is so true!

Elise Fallson said...

Well, I do love what I do! (: Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your site btw. When I was a child I lived a few years on the Red Sea in Aqaba, I still have fond memories of that time. It's sad though being so close we never visited Egypt. Maybe one day I'll have the opportunity to visit. (:

J. A. Bennett said...

I've recently decided that getting published isn't the end goal. It's part of the journey to a better me :)

Stephanie said...

I just joined The Insecure Writer's Support Group. I already have my first post scheduled, and I'm excited to be a part.

Sherri Lackey said...

Agreed! Thanks for following my blog; I'm following your blog now as well. I'm number 101, I kinda like the sound of that. Sherri 101 :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Terrific simple advice. Now if I only could find the patience to wait for it to fall in place.

Deniz Bevan said...

Yup, the simplicity is great. How to tell if a story's working - if we love it and are excited by it, that seems a good indicator :-)

Michael Pierce said...

Absolutely...in time. With that love and a little patience, anything is possible. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Your three sentences pack a punch. So true. :)

tfwalsh said...

So true... got to remind myself of this when things seem against you.

Suze said...

Thank you for letting me in on your secret, Lexa. Lovely.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I believe you have found the secret, Lexa. If you love what you write, your characters, your story, and your dream, you will find a way to make it all happen. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Come again and comment, Roland

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's really all it's about, isn't it? I appreciate your perspective, Lexa. We so often complicate things by letting insecurities take over.

Welcome to the IWSG! Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind comment. I'm glad to meet you here and look forward to reading more from you.

xoRobyn

C.M.Brown said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Lexa and a big warm welcome to the IWSG! Really nice positive thoughts for your first post, too! Good advice.

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha, Lexa,

Short, sweeet - and to the point... well done on a great IWSG premiere :)

PS... thanks for your kind comments on my blog post - and I'm a new follower, too :)

Cate Masters said...

Wonderful advice. It never feels like work that way. :)

DL Hammons said...

Such simple, yet powerful advice! Love it! Welcome aboard!! :)

fairbetty said...

Too true! Welcome to IWSG! :) Nice to meet you!

LindaK said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - and I love the advice on yours! :-)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Too true. Well said.
HMG

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the follow Lexa. I love these words of wisdom.

Murees Dupé said...

I just love that you are from Egypt, great history. I also love your advice for beating insecurity. I don't think that anyone has put it any better. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer Lane said...

Love that quote, Lexa! A few words say it all.

elizabeth seckman said...

Love it!

The Golden Eagle said...

That's an awesome way of looking at it. :)

Jessica Salyer said...

Great advice!

farawayeyes said...

Great advice, you're gonna love this group.

Stephen Tremp said...

I couldn;t agree more. If you love what you do, then to heck with the rest of the world!

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Great to have you at IWSG! Thanks for following me. I've been here in Fiji without internet for 5 days, so just got back online a few hours ago. I've followed you too and I read several of your past blog posts. I'm fascinated by Egypt and have written a story about the demonstrations in Cairo. Haven't visited. Always seems a bit scary when I think about it.

Denise

Lynda R Young said...

I love the simplicity of how you beat insecurity. Brilliant. I think sometimes we over complicate matters.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I also agree that this is excellent advice! Glad that you're a fellow empty nester, and I look forward to getting to know you! Thanks for following me! Julie

Christine Danek said...

Great advice and one I should post on my computer screen. :)

Kelly Hashway said...

I gave you two awards on my blog today. :) http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/2012/07/monday-mishmash-and-more-blog-awards.html

Emily L. Moir said...

Great advice!

J.W. Alden said...

Great advice! Words to live by.

~Jennifer~ said...

I love how positive and encouraging these words are. Exactly what I need to repeat each day and night as my mantra.

Pk Hrezo said...

Great to remember, Lexa! But how easily we forget. I always feel happier when I focus on what I already have, instead of what I don't. And having the luxury of my own PC and stolen moments to create and exchange stories with wonderful friends I've never even met in person is so so worth being happy and thankful about. :)

Nadja Notariani said...

Being satisfied while maintaining drive to pursue your dreams...Ah! Sweet words, indeed. :} Have a great day, Lexa.

Julie said...

I love this advice!! I missed last week's group but I'm glad I found your post today. This is definitely something I need to remember.

Great to meet you!

~Jennifer~ said...

Hey again, I wanted to let you know I've nominated your blog for an award. Information will be posted this coming Friday on my blog. :)

Cherie Reich said...

So true! And great advice! If we don't love what we do, then why are we doing it in the first place? (Of course, a lot of things we have to do whether we like them or not, but I'm talking more creatively.)

michelle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and welcome to IWSG!
I love your 3 sentences - it reinforces the "less is more" philosophy...

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