Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group January 2016

Welcome to the first IWSG of 2016!! I'm so excited to start the year. I've got so many wonderful things happening this year!

My biggest piece of news? I will be publishing my first novel via self publishing! I'm so excited! It's a bit early to share any details, but I will have more information ready by March, so be patient and BE EXCITED!!

Also, I wanted to thank all of YOU for your continued and faithful support. There have been many times through the past 4 years I've looked forward to each month because I needed a hug or a smile. Insecure Writers Support Group has never failed to deliver the encouragement I needed.

Thank you!!

See you next month, you beautiful guys and dolls!!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Insecure Writer Support Group November 2015

Hey y'all! How's your month going so far? Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Where has the year gone? Wow.


Welcome to my monthly support meeting. Hi! My name is Talynn and I'm insecure about my writing.











This month, I'm participating in NanoWriMo, but I didn't sign up with a cabin on site. It'll be the first time in FIVE years I haven't joined a cabin. (UPDATE: As I'm sure everyone knows...Cabins are for Camp Nano, but during November, you sign up and simply tag a few writing buddies. This year, however, I didn't know anyone who's participating. I did go ahead and sign up. Maybe it'll help me keep track of my progress!)
I usually enjoy the cheering and the updates from other participants. But this year, I didn't have anyone I knew personally, and I felt a little weird being in a cabin of strangers and laying out my book with others who may not really care, just because they don't know me.

But I'm participating, and writing, and loving my characters and story so far. We'll see how it goes.

I've been querying, but I'll be taking break from that while I write this new story, work on edits and prepare for the upcoming holidays and family time. We'll be heading back to Kentucky for the winter, so I plan to enjoy my family while there and enjoy being HOME until spring.

Well, that's it for this month, beautiful guys and dolls! See you next time!

While you're out visiting, be sure and stop by http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com and say hi!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG October 2015

Hey beautiful guys and dolls!

Insecurity has a hold on me, like a shadow creeping up behind me. Isn't it odd how you can feel the "blues" sneaking up and you know it's hounding to catch up with you?

I AM excited about the upcoming contests this month, and also NanoWrimo next month. Are you participating in NaNo?

I'm trying hard to keep my chin up and not get discouraged. It's difficult to not worry and fear I may never see my dream come true. But you know something?

The best thing about shadows is the eventually pass over you!

See you next month!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Insecure This Month???

As is  quite frequently, I have no Internet today. So I am posting my blog post from my phone.  Yikes!
 Hey beautiful guys and dolls! How has your month been?  We've moved twice but have finally settled into a small apartment for the next couple of months. Then we will be moving back home to my house that I missed dearly.  My husband's work travels a lot. A. Lot.  So in order to spend more time with him my children and I travel with him.  We get to see quite a bit of the united states this way. Fun!

 This month, I plan to participate in pitch wars.  For those of you who do not know, this is an online contest or unpublished manuscript and unagented writers.  If my manuscript is chosen by a mentor,  I will have the privilege to work one on one with him or her to polish my manuscript and get it ready for the agent around in November. Wish me luck!

 This is plenty to be insecure about this month. What if I'm not chosen? What if I'm rejected? What if I'm chosen but do not receive any agent requests?

 Never fear! I will make it through chosen or not!

 What about you? Do you have any insecurities this month? Keep your chin up! Your day is coming.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Why ya gotta be so mean??

Hey beautiful guys and dolls! How are you today? Are you writing?

More importantly, are you happy? *rant to follow

Today's world is so full of hate, mean words, hate, and more mean words. Why!!

WHY??

In the epic words of Taylor Swift, Why ya gotta be so mean?

I'm making a pledge to be kind.

Rude behavior does nothing for anyone. Hurtful words, snappy, rude comments, conniving jabs. What purpose do they serve, other than show how unkind and nasty you are?

It doesn't matter if you agree with the person or not. Why can't you simply disagree with them and go on your  merry way, smiling and spreading cheer to others.

Hey, news flash! Not everybody is just like you. But that doesn't mean they deserve to be treated like they have the plague.

Just be nice. You'll be a happier person and the world will be a better place because of it.

Try it. I dare you.

*end of rant

PS: This has nothing to do with the writing community. Just something I encountered in my private life. This world needs more kindness. Hate has become like an epidemic and I'm tired of it. I would love for it to go away. To stop. To end. That is all.