Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Here it is! The first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group!




Woo Hoo! (Also, I feel I have to mention how proud of myself I am that I've remembered to do these for like the last four months. No reminder, no nothing, just pure old Sarah memory power! BANG!)

You know me, I like to post happy things during ISWSG because I know all us writers get down in the dumps pretty frequently (and often for no reason at all! Stupid brains being all "nows the time where you feel like you suck! Take that!" And we do. And we know it's dumb, but we can't help it, because our brains rule everything...).

Today is no different! So, even if you're feeling in the dumps, you should get back to writing. Even if you just write a page. Or a paragraph. Or half a sentence. That's half a sentence more than what you had before. Every little bit counts. And you know what's an awesome cure for brain-betrayal? (also, I just coined that term. I think we should use it from here on out.) Finishing a story. It's really hard to feel crappy about your skills once you reach the The End. It just is.

So acknowledged that you feel bad. That writing is hard. Then get back to it. You can do it. We all believe in you. Yes. You.

 

14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great pep talk today, Sarah. And get on with your bad-ass remembering self!

Ravena Guron said...

Four months! Go you! :) I love that picture! :D (And I need to take that advice hehe :)

Southpaw said...

OKAY! I will acknowledge it and get moving.

Hey, and awesome about remembering to write the post. I remembered this week but, um, not so much that last couple of posts. :0

Joshua said...

Thanks, Sarah.

Patti said...

Remembering to do things is half the battle. Thanks for the pep talk, I needed that today.

Johanna Garth said...

I always look forward to your cheerful ISWG posts!

Allison said...

I agree. Every word counts. Thanks for the encouragement!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Ninja Girl said...

Love these posts! Brain-betrayal is a hard, hard thing to get over, but every time I read encouraging words like this I feel a little better :)
Hope you're doing well, Falen!
Ninja Girl

Melissa said...

This was a great post! Very encouraging words. Oh, and I WILL be using brain-betrayal from now on!

VikLit said...

Thank you for this positive post!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Thanks Sarah :) I've been wanting to get back into the writing game for a little while so I needed this :)

Talli Roland said...

What a great post. Writing can be sooo hard! But there's only one way to get to the end, isn't there? Keep plugging away!

Matthew MacNish said...

I've been writing like 100-200 words a day lately. It's next to nothing, but it's still better than nothing.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I congratulate you on your iron memory. Alzheimers has got nothin' on you.

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