Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group

It's the first Wednesday in the month and therefore time for an Insecure Writer's Support Group post.

Shhh don't tell anyone, but I'm not feeling particularly insecure as I'm keeping up with my writing goals. Once the weather gets nice and/or we're off in the van I won't spend so much time writing, so really I need to get ahead a bit. That's my next challenge.

This competition probably isn't ideal if you're feeling a bit insecure as they want stories with a broken, repressive, dreary or stark setting. But maybe writing grim stuff helps you feel better about your own concerns? Either way, winning the £100 would probably make you feel good about both your writing and life in general.


34 comments:

  1. You should start a new group called 'The Secure Writer's Group' Patsy! I agree with you that I get so much more writing done in the winter than the summer.

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    1. I'd feel insecure about setting up such a group, Wendy.

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  2. Good for you, Patsy - it's great you're keeping up with your goals x

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    1. Naturally I've not written a word since this post, Teresa.

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  3. Broken and dreary sums up my writing completely! Well done for being secure this month. And it's good to think of the summer when the weather is so poor right now.

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  4. I like the competition, but I don't like the fact that they publish the short listed stories without pay. Eeek!

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    1. I'd prefer they didn't do that, Deborah. Every competition seems to operate differently.

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  5. Glad you're on goal and not feeling insecure. :)

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  6. Congrats on keeping your goals. That's awesome!

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  7. It is good you are feeling secure, now is the time to get those words down.

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  8. Yay for not feeling insecure!!! I hope it lasts for you, Patsy! :D

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    1. I know there will be days I'm not secure - I'll just have to remind myself it isn't always like that.

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  9. Glad you're managing to keep up with goals, Patsy! I like the sound of that comp but don't know if I can write something dystopian enough.

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    1. It's not my usual writing style either, Rosemary. It's good to try something different now and then though.

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  10. Wow! Patsy, this is the type of story I am writing. But I don't know if I will have the courage to submit it to this contest.
    I will complete my short story first...
    Thank you very much for this! You are amazing.

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    1. Go on, Julia give it a go. I double dare you!!!!

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  11. Well done on keeping up on your writing goals, it's good to get ahead sometimes so as you can take a break later :) Great post, interesting competition.

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    1. I'll definitely being the break later part - even if I don't get very far ahead first.

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  12. Good for you for being up with the goals--that's always a great feeling!

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  13. Going off in the van sounds lovely! I'm always tempted by the thought of a van. We're getting a puppy in a few weeks (hopefully) so maybe a van will be the form our holidays take after this year! Glad you're not feeling insecure!

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  14. I love the idea of getting ahead of things so you can relax later. This is the way I write everyday. I wake at 5:00 and write for an hour or so, then I get to climb back into my warm bed until it is time to wake for real. My reward for finishing my tasks.

    Good luck in staying ahead of the work.

    Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & @LeanneRossRF )

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    1. 5? Eeek! Still, if it works for you then keep at it.

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  15. I am the opposite - feeling insecure in my ability to actually gET CRACKING on this year's creative goals. :P

    but I'm going to get started right this instant (after posting this comment, anyway). so take that, insecurity! ha!

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    1. Get writing, Trish! The longer you put it off, the harder it will be.

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  16. I haven't touched my novel for months now! Tut. Need to get back on track. Good luck with your writing.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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