That’s it. I’ve done it now.
Clicked the button and added my name to the ‘Insecure Writer’s Support Group’ list. Members of this group blog on the first Wednesday of every month about their writing hopes, dreams and fears. If I’ve done this right, the link at the bottom should put you through to everyone else on the list. (If I haven’t, then I’m doing the equivalent of having a wee over the side of a boat with the wind in the wrong direction…)
I’ve done my usual trick of lurking around the edges of something for ages, agonising over the simple, straightforward step of pressing that button.
(What if I screw up?
What if I don’t stick the badge in the right place?
Just press the damn button.)
Well, now I’ve finally taken the plunge with a big splash, forgetting my waterwings.
Hello people of the IWSG.
I was on the verge of chickening out but that would have just put things off for another month.
So I’m here, if somewhat unprepared (if I have my skirt tucked into my pants, please just pretend it’s not happening. I won’t keep you long).
You see, I finally figured out that it might be a good idea to reach out and connect with some other writerly types instead of snivelling in my garret.
(That sounds needy doesn’t it.
I feel like I’m on a first date and failing miserably to find the right balance between humility and ego. Maybe later you can find me downing margaritas in the bar and discover my other extreme).
A couple of co-writerly pals blog here and have mentioned how much it has helped them. I know I need to get myself a bit more organised and set some targets (otherwise it’s very easy to witter along and just keep this big amorphous cloud called ‘the future’ ahead of me). Joining the IWSG was one of those targets.
Now I need to write myself a list so I can tick it off.
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