Wednesday, June 05, 2013

IWSG Posting for June



Sorry for being so late today on posting this and...this month, for once in my life, I am not feeling that insecure! About writing anyway. This is such an unusual way to feel, confident, eager and happy with the flow, that I almost don’t believe it is real.
But it is and I am profoundly grateful.  I am happy because writing is such a vulnerable way to try to live. It wouldn’t seem like it because we are mostly alone while we create, but if we want to be read and have readers return we must write what they want to read.  And we must convince them that they do, in fact, want to read what we write, and so we must put ourselves out there and walk the wire.
Hard though this is (because I find this very hard to do), it is now a fact of a writer’s life. A fact we must embrace and promote.
On that front I can’t claim to not feel insecure. Wish I could. All I can to is my best to walk the wire with grace, even if all the while I’m hoping no one will shake me off and make me regret trying.

If you'd like check out the IWSG and all the blogs that participate at:
http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html






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18 comments:

  1. Woohoo!! Those, to me, are the best kind of IWSG posts...the ones where we're -not- feeling insecure :)

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    1. I agree and have been impressed with how many I've run across today on IWSG! This is a good thing!

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  2. Dear Lisa,

    And apologies for not being around much lately. I was well overdue for a visit to your lovely site.

    Continue to let those words dance as your writing spirit, your writing passion grows ever stronger. The reader who feels part of the story is what I strive for. An intimate conversation. Just me and the reader.

    Of course, "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary". Yep, then I woke up.

    Fulfilling writing, your way,

    Gary

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    1. Gary, you are ALWAYS welcome here, whenever that may be. And I really do like your version of IWSG! I'm with you on the intimate conversation with a reader. It is for this that I strive. I write very character driven novels and so hope readers find "my" characters interesting and unforgettable... Thanks for dropping by. I'm always happy to "read" your words...

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  3. The promoting thing causes anxiety for most authors! I don't know many who like to toot their own horn.

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    1. So true, and helps sometimes when I feel most alone in trying to "re-invent" the wheel!

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  4. Hi and welcome to IWSG! It's hard to put yourself out there and be sociable and connect when your inclination is to be in a little room writing. :)

    Laura
    IWSG co-host
    Laura Eno – A Shift in Dimensions

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    1. So very true and thanks so much for dropping by Laura!

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  5. Ah, I'm glad you feel so good about writing these days.

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    1. Yes, an unusual state of affairs. Hope it lasts awhile! Thanks for commenting...

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  6. I think promotion is the hardest part!

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    1. You and me both Lara!!!

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  7. Agree with Alex, I think it is something most struggle with - although I haven't had the opportunity to blow my own trumpet yet where a book is concerned! Glad your writing is not making you insecure at the moment that is brilliant. Keep on doing what you are doing. Take care and thanks for the visit to my blog.

    Suzanne
    IWSG co-host

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    1. Thanks for coming by Suzanne, and for being a host. Glad to have found your blog...

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    Nice to read you and thanks for stopping by my little nut tree...
    I enjoyed reading your post and will check out your book too! I like how you have it so readily accesible to your bog readers.
    Warmly,
    ~Just Jill

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    1. Hey Jill, thanks to you for dropping by as well! The name of your blog brought back childhood memories...

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  9. Hi Lisa.
    Thanks for the boost of inspiration. It's great to stumble across a "secure" IWSG post.
    Walk the wire with grace. That is sound advice.
    Writer In Transit

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  10. It's the feeling that we all strive for. Thanks for letting us know that through hard work, and determination we may come closer to achieving that goal.

    Julie

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