IWSG – Respect Yourself

Because today is the first Wednesday of the month, you know what that means — YES, it’s IWSG day, compliments of Alex J. Cavannaugh, our Ninja Captain!

It’s a simple process:

“Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post.” 

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG


 Now for Joylene’s titillating post:

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Writing ain’t easy. Novels, blogs, articles, posts, or even greeting cards come from sweat and tears and hair-pulling.

We certainly don’t do this for the money.

Our bouts of happiness are fleeting.

When I was a kid, one of my chores was to clean the bathroom. I’d whine and complain, and my mum would say, “The bathroom isn’t going to clean itself.” When that didn’t work, she’d add, “Clean the bathroom, you little brat–Or else!”

I never had to ask what the “Or else” was.

I can whine and complain about my current WIP or my attempt at marketing, or my writer’s block…  but it all boils down to the same three things:

– writing ain’t easy
– the book won’t write itself
– writing is who I am

Then why am I sit playing Temple Run2 on my phone?

 Or watching House Hunters on HGTV?

I’d say I wasn’t suffering from insecurities, but I’d be lying.

There’s no solution to being a writer and being insecure.

But what if that “someone” is yourself?

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