Well, as you can see it is time for another segment for the IWSG. For those of you who are not familiar, this is a support group to help writers once a month vent, give advice, piss and moan ... you get the idea.
As each month blends into the next, it is hard sometimes to keep positive in our lives AND with our writing. Even creating this post once a month sometimes lends to anxiety ... What will I say? How can "I" possibly help someone else, when I can barely get through the day myself?
You can AND you will. WE are all on the same journey, some of us further along than others. BUT, that's okay. I chose "In Time ..." for my blog title because I TRULY believe that IN TIME we will achieve our goals. Naturally we have to endure life's obstacles, and some of them can be horrific. Just last week a very close blogger friend of ours Roland Yeomans was hit by a uninsured driver! He was hospitalized and now has to pay for it himself. As you know times are tough for many. Most of us are just barely squeaking by, Roland is no exception.
Such a kind a wonderful soul he has; helps everyone in the blogosphere with his incredible writing advice, links to help become a successful self publisher, mind-blowing prose, and yet so humble. If you can please drop in at Roland's blog and lend some support I would so appreciate it. And whatever you do DON'T tell him I sent you. He'll get upset with me because he is a proud southern gentleman.
Check out his array of amazing books with THE most gorgeous covers: he has like TWENTY! Let's cheer him up as he's recouping from his injuries. After all we are family. Our community is strong and keeps getting stronger each day.
We have all had tragedies in our lives. I read how one blogger friend almost died giving birth, another overcoming a crippling disease. You've read them too I'm sure. BUT with so much hardship there is joy. Family, friends, lovers, children, doggies, kitties, the beauty of nature surrounding us.
So the next time insecurity hits you, in whatever form, use it in your WIP or create short story around it! Turn the negative into a positive. We are writers after all. What's a little more drama, right? You'll get so into it, the anxiety you WERE stressing about will melt away into the keyboard, re-ignighting your positive flow. And who knows, this might turn out to be a NaNo project!
Well, everyone that's all for today. I'd like to thank you for your great comments yesterday about fitness. I hope you all will join me in the fight to stay healthy. Believe me, there is NOTHING more important than your health.
Stay well everyone and don't forget to visit the other IWSG writers ... they may have the answers you need.