Wednesday, May 2, 2012

HADN'T PLANNED ON POSTING, BUT ... IT'S TIME TO VOICE OUR INSECURITIES!

Hi, all,

Well, after an INSANE month of the A-Z challenge I thought I had a breather coming to me... HA! Once again our good friend and THE best blogger buddy, Alex Cavanaugh has zapped us again: Insecure Writers ...

This is by far one of THE best creations by Alex. How wonderful is it to voice our insecurities publicly with no judgment. The sound advice and inspiration we get from our other blogger friends is PRICELESS.

So for today, as always, my goal is to voice a positive and inspirational piece of wisdom to pass onto all of you ...

The main thing I have learned, especially this month, is loyalty. We all know what it means, but do we act upon it? We all have good intentions, but many of us fall short, including me! However, don't beat yourself up. Knowing you screwed up and feeling the pangs of guilt shows true loyalty. We are all human after all, we make mistakes and hopefully learn from them.

Now heres the truest of questions ... Are you loyal to you and your craft? Do you REALLY put the time in needed to succeed with your story? Does it evoke the emotion, passion, honestly, and grit of life? If you are not loyal to your writing, how can you be loyal in other areas of your life? One must always be loyal and true to oneself! That is the first step, the rest will come with practice.

I hope this helps. One thing I strive so hard to be is loyal. I might fall short, but in the end I am always around. Never give up on you, no matter how hard life beats on you. Stay true friends.

Our Ninja Captain Alex, is probably the most loyal person I know in the blogosphere. He's never let me down. There's always forgiveness and an encouraging word.

Our community scores high ... let's continue to be there for each other in the happiness and sadness that life can bring. Now doesn't that make you feel better knowing we have this support? I know it does for me...

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone...

18 comments:

  1. It absolutely does. Excellent post. I try my best to be loyal, but also sometimes fall short - I blame the terrible memory haha! :)

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  2. Excellent advice Michael. Being true to your craft - whatever it may be - is very important. I know I haven't dedicated myself as much as I should; perhaps you will inspire me.

    I hope you're having a good day :)

    ......dhole

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  3. Thanks, Michael. Loyalty is important to me when it comes to friends.
    And I know I must be loyal and dedicate my best to my next books. Can't let my fans down.

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  4. So important to be loyal and not beat up on yourself when you can't do everything. And being loyal to making your book the best is so important too. Thanks for sharing things we all need to remember.

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  5. You know, I find myself very loyal to everyone but myself. I can go out on a limb for others, be there for them and bend over backwards to make sure I don't let them down. But when it comes to my, my craft... not so much. I've always been this way. I take care of everyone else first and I come last. I think it is time for me to be at the forefront.

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  6. I think you hit on the truth there when you said that a sign of loyalty is that guilty feeling when you feel like you've failed other people.

    It's interesting also to think that sometimes we expect more of ourselves in giving to others than we do in giving to ourselves, or rather, giving to our writing craft. :)

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  7. Yes, Alex is super loyal. And I feel like a total dolt for not posting for insecure post today. I'm too exhausted.

    I loved your post. I don't believe I've been as diligent as I should be. :(

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  8. I think I'm true to the craft. I'm one of the slowest writers around. Thanks for this reminder. You're awesome, Michael, and I'm glad I've gotten a chance to get to know you through your blog.

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  9. This community is an amazing treasure. It's heartening to see everyone there for each other.

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  10. We are slowly trying to make our way back into visiting our friends! But I've been going down my blog roll on Dashboard and you don't show up there! I guess I still don't know how to use the new layout, maybe? Anyhow, glad I stopped by - hope you're well and had a fabulous birthday and we'll catch up soon!
    erica

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  11. Wonderful post, Micheal! It is so important to trust yourself with your writing.

    The blogging community is a wonderful place. So much support for each other...

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  12. Great post indeed. It is nice to know that we have others to watch our backs, this community is a great support system. I do my best to be loyal to my family, friends and to my writing, unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day. Whatever Alex is taking, I need some of that. Do you think he has managed to secretly clone himself? LOL!

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  13. Excellent post! I love how you hit loyalty in both the writing world, and in writing itself. We have to stick up for each other! And we have to give this thing we do the time it needs.

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  14. loyalty... it's hard to find, but when I do... I hold on for dear life:)

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  15. Great post, Michael, as usual! There is an abundance of friendship in the writing community.

    P.S. Thank you so very much for your comments yesterday on my blog about my Dad. *Hugs*

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  16. Our community on the blogosphere is amazing. The support is incredible.

    Loyalty is a great thing, especially to our work.

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  17. It definitely does, and you're right, loyalty is everything. We are lucky to have such a great community!

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