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#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'm still editing and working on my book. Who knows what will happen after that??

Have a great day friends!


  1. Hi Talynn, sorry, Ink,
    Nice to be here again after a bit gap.
    Nice to hear about your previous experience with IWSG
    I am sure you fear will go away and things before you will workout well and soon your book will come out soon.
    Have a great time of writing and publishing.
    Have a good day.
    ~Philip Ariel

  2. It is a great group. Hanging with other writers is definitely a help. If you have any questions about going 'indie', feel free to email me.

  3. IWSG is awesome. :)

    So far, I've found self-publishing challenging but rewarding - I think it's definitely worth taking the time to research first!

  4. That's why I started this group! Glad you have benefited from it.

  5. It was great to read an upbeat post. I find self-publishing way too much work for me. I love the small presses I work with.

  6. I'm glad that IWSG has been a rewarding experience for you. It's nice to find a community of people online who are supportive of one another.

  7. Study all the masters of self-publishing and I think you'll find the courage to move forward there too! There's nothing that says you won't find a publisher for one of your books and having an author page with lots to show the public when lightning does strike is nothing but positive. The key to any success story is the marketing and you have quite a platform, and many friends pulling for you! Go for it! I self-published and then signed both with a publisher. If it happened for me it will certainly happen for you - you have an awesome resume!!!! Good luck!

  8. It's so delightful to see people who share the load and encourage others. Thanks for dropping by my blog on Blitz Day!

  9. A wonderful, uplifting post~

  10. Hi, you have something written to edit. What a victory. I have three partial chapters. I think you should keep all your options open. Good luck and thank you for the support on my Blitz Day.

  11. So glad ISWG is working well for you! It sounds like an amazing group, and I love peoples' updates.

  12. I agree. Self publishing sounds like a second career on top of writing.

  13. I still fear getting laughed at, but you are right. This group and the advice and hearing other writer's insecurities helps so much.
    Good luck on your WIP.

  14. I enjoyed your post. Very positive and uplifting:)

  15. Gratitude goes a long way! Glad to have connected with you through IWSG!

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