Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012 - Insecure Writers Support Group


Insecure Writers Support Group

First Wednesdays you’ll find a post here as part of the Insecure Writers Support Group

Although this post is not “due” to go live until Wednesday, we will be going on vacation, moving our rig, on Tuesday.  The campground where we will be staying is supposed to have WiFi, but just in case we have trouble with their system, I’m posting this entry today.


This is my first post as part of the IWSG.  With that in mind, I’ll just put it out there, insecurities I have regarding my project:

  • Finishing it.
  • Navigating my way through the legalities of nonfiction; “the people are real but the names have been changed to protect the innocent” and so forth. 
  • Editing it in such a manner that it will be acceptable for publication without compromising my intended message.

These are issues which are in my control; I can do something about them.  As I am a fledgling in the “serious” writing world, still flopping about in the nest yet knowing I have wings, there is no doubt in my mind that more “what if’s” and “how can I’s” will make themselves known as I journey on this path.


I am honored and excited to be part of the IWSG and look forward to reading the blogs of others in the group, getting to know them, learning, sharing and encouraging as we indulge our shared passion.

Thanks for stopping by!   Now go write!


  1. I don't know much about non-fiction writing, but I can image it would be quite a daunting task to convey the message while protecting your subjects privacy. I am just having enough trouble making sure my friends can't recognize themselves in the stories I make up.
    Welcome to the group. Last month was my first post with IWSG and I got some really great feedback. There is comfort in knowing that we are all "flopping about". Ok, now I am going to go write. :)

  2. There's only one way to finish, and that's one word at a time. Keep writing, sounds like you care about this project and that's a big start.

  3. This is my first experience with IWSG, as well, but the one thing that I'm finding out is that I feel like I'm among friends, which is the whole point, I guess :)

    If you started it, you can finish it.

    It's just a matter of doing it :) I'm in the same boat, so don't feel like the Lone Ranger.

    Best wishes!

  4. Hi there :) Just stopping by from the IWSG!

    I'm afraid I don't know anything about non fiction, so I'll just say good luck hon, and be easy on yourself :)


  5. My problem is finishing the first draft, but knowing it is not done and has many, many rewrites to go through yet. I like editing, but not my own work :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  6. Better late than never (from IWSG). All we can do it put one letter after another...they will eventually make sense. ;-)


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