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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.

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!

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  For those of you who do not know, this is an online contest or unpublished manuscript and unagented writers.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

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 encounter

Insecure? Trying Not To Be!

There's always light at the end of the tunnel, right? It's going to happen one day. Keep your chin up! Keep writing! Keep hoping! It's going to happen!!! That's my cheer for the month. You know, one of these days, you're going to come to visit me, and you're going to find me shouting for joy, sharing my good news. Until then, I"m going to keep writing. This month, it's Camp Nano writing month. So I'll be working on my WIP I started last month. I've started a new intern position at Justice Literary, and will soon be an agent!! I'm so excited about this new chapter in my life. Look for great changes on the blog, and keep your fingers crossed for me. It's going to be a fabulous summer:) Until next time, be happy, you beautiful guys and dolls!!

Insecure writers, June 2015

Hey beautiful guys and dolls! Hope the rainy weather hasn't been too bad for you. It's perfect writing conditions, isn't it? Insecurities are at their height for me this month. I'm feeling left behind and forgotten. I'm beginning to think my dream has turned into a nightmare. I'll never stop writing, but finding an agent and getting published seems like it's getting farther away instead of closer. I'm really discouraged this month and don't even have a smile to offer. I'm sorry. Next month will be better! Especially, since I'm on my phone and auto correct changed month to m&m! Luckily I caught it before I clicked post. Ps. We got moved, but don't have Internet connected yet.

Insecure Writers Support Group, May 2015

Hey you beautiful guys and dolls! What am I insecure about this month? I'm moving!! I must apologize for the very short post but I'm lost somewhere in all these boxes and won't find my way out until next month:) I will visit others tonight and over the weekend! Have a great week!

Insecure Writer's Support Group April, 2015

What happened to March? How did it go by so fast?? Crazy time flies...... So how is everyone? I hope you're all happy, healthy, and safe! What am I insecure about this month? 1. It's April, which means it's Camp Nano. I'm tackling TWO projects. Why two? Because I have two plot ideas and they both are ready to write. Plus, I've got several days I'll be able to write completely undistracted this month. Yes, I'm taking advantage of this! 2. Our older Macbook crashed and because of it's age (2006) it can't be fixed in the local shop. Which means we'd have to send it away. Which will cost a boat load of money. Which still doesn't guarantee it can be fixed. I lost A LOT of stuff. I mean, look how long we had it? This means I lost a lot of my writing stuff, notes, WIP's and manuscripts. So... that's sad. How about you? What are you insecure about?? You can find the sign up list here: http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.

My Writing Career Changes and Plans

With today's access to the world via Internet, I’ve come in contact with hundreds of websites. Who hasn’t, right? As a writer, looking for the perfect agent to represent my manuscript (s) it’s been a tempting temptation to put my work out there to anyone who is interested. I mean that’s what all authors want, isn’t? To have a published book by anyone who is willing to print it? That’s a huge NO. My perspective on this has changed in a drastic, career changing way. After being swindled a few times, cheated twice, used by so-called friends in the industry, and lied to more than I can count, I’m pulling back the pens and doing a huge inventory check. My most recent girl agent crush has recently tweeted an extensive amount of writer tips, which I took to heart. She mentioned that self publishing works for some and may be a good thing for them. But if the reason a writer chooses to self pub is because no one else will represent them or publish them, then you are cutting your se

Update On Grand Baby

Hey all. I wanted to check in and let everyone know my baby got to go home from NICU!!! She perfectly healthy and happy. And did I mention how perfect and precious she is? She was born with low blood sugar. It took her a week to stablize, but once she got used to eating, she never looked back! She weighted 8lb 2 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes. Life will return to normal and I hope to get back to regular blogging again very soon. See you soon, beautiful guys and dolls.

#IWSG Feburary 2015 Insecure Writers Support Group

Hey all you beautiful guys and dolls! I'm so glad I have the support of this community.  And so today, I thought I'd share some of the many reasons why I have stayed a part of this group for so long. (I think it's been at least three years. I will check and edit this if I'm wrong.) Yep! Here's the link to my very first post in 2012! My 1st IWSG post! It makes writing easier. I  need the encouragement. I enjoy the company. I learn new things. I make new friends. I can share my frustrations and disappointments without fear fear of being laughed at. I have a shoulder to cry on when needed. I can share others disappointments and encourage them. I know I am not alone. Thank you all for visiting and encouraging me, through everything. Last time, I mentioned my desire and resolution to self publish. Can I just say I had no idea how hard that would be? After looking into this, I realized it may be more work than I can handle. I don't know??? But I

Twitter Pitch Opportunity

Straight from the web site... New Leaf Pitch Perfect 2!   Hey everyone! The assistants of New Leaf are excited to announce that once again, we’re hosting a Twitter Pitch contest. We’ll be looking for stand-out pitches—tweeted by all of you—on behalf of the agents at New Leaf! The rules: The window to pitch your book ideas is Thursday, January 22 from 4-5 PM EST Pitches are limited to 140 character tweets! Include the hashtag #NLpitchperfect. Please only pitch your project once (we will be looking at every tweet, so we will see it!) and submit one idea per entrant. If your tweet is favorited by New Leaf, that means we want you to query us! Email your query (plus the first 5 pages of the manuscript, but please include this in the body of the email!) to  with the words “Query” and “New Leaf Pitch Perfect” in the subject line. We will be looking f