Wednesday, 3 September 2014

IWSG #8 - I'm feeling pretty pumped ... for now ;)



It's the first Wednesday of September, and so it's time to post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. This awesome group was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh, but each week there are co-hosts, and this month they are:


Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham


It's also the 3-year anniversary of IWSG's beginning! Now that is pretty bloody awesome!

Anyway, I am like any writer in that I have my bouts of insecurity, and I've often had that "this is crap" feeling when reading back through my own work. But lately I have to say I've been feeling quite confident. I know I can write, so all I have to do is get through the far more important editing process and I'll be ready to publish.

I think I am getting something of an editing complex, but this month, when it comes to my writing, I am feeling quite good. And I can totally imagine self-publishing something within the next year.

Let's see how long this feeling lasts, shall we? ;)

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  1. 3 years! Man that makes me feel ... old. LOL Having the confidence that comes from knowing you've got the ability and the desire, and that you just need to stick with it to make it happen, is huge. Nothing is perfect the first time (or six in my case) through--but you can fix anything. I know I and lots of others will are anxiously waiting to cheer you on when you do cross the finish line. :)

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    1. It's funny (and, yes, scary) how quickly time passes by sometimes!

      Thanks for your support, E.J. :)

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  2. Well, hang onto that feeling!
    And I KNOW you can do it, Trisha! You have the ability, desire + the drive! What a potent combination!
    It's a win-win-win... all the way!
    (Since you have so many amazing projects on the go, it will be really interesting to see what you'll publish first...)
    Happy IWSG Day!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I know I can do it, too, but it's always that fear of finally pressing the 'publish' button that keeps me hesitant. Always scared there will be one more typo I overlooked. haha

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  3. That's awesome you're in a good place and feeling good! We need days like that. Make it a couple months and you are good to go.

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  4. I totally think you can too! Can't wait to get it :)

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  5. Yay for feeling good! I hope your editing goes well so you can self-publish next year. :)

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  6. Good for you! Go, go, go!!! :)

    IWSG #179 until Alex culls the list again.

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  7. Yay for feeling pumped! That's awesome. :)

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  8. Love your attitude, it's even catchy! Thanks! Go with it and conquer!

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    1. No worries, Yolanda! and I will try...!

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  9. That's great, seeing yourself publishing soon. A good feeling. I wish you the best of luck.

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    1. It is, though it's now been a while since I posted this post... ha.

      Thank you :)

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  10. It would sure be nice if that feeling could be bottled for later, eh? The emotions of writing are very tide-like... Glad you're feeling good right now!

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    1. Yes, it would have been nice to have had it in a bottle to have a swig of right now. :P

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  11. Hi Trisha ... I'm sure if you're holding on to self-publishing next year - that will happen .. and once done it'll be easy to move on with more projects - you've got lots on your plate though .. take care and good luck with all things - Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I have one giant roadblock in my way right now, and it's my slackness with editing my current project. ;)

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  12. Ohhhh… I hope it lasts long!!! I LOVE this feeling. Ride the wave as long as you can!!!

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    1. Thanks, Morgan. It's a good feeling, isn't it? Pity I am not actually doing any work ... haha. Bloody foster cats have taken over my existence.

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  13. yay for positive vibes! maybe they will rub off on me!
    thanks =)

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  14. Hope you stay in that happy place! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. :)

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    1. Thanks, Nick - and I hope that whatever I deliver will not disappoint. ha.

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  15. And here I thought, "This is crap!" was my own unique phrase.

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    1. Oh no - you are not alone in uttering those words sometimes. ;)

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  16. I have no doubt that self-belief is the most daunting hurdle of all.

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  17. Hey Trish, I'm so glad you're feeling on top of things. Go you good thing.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Of course, it's easy to feel good when I'm not actually doing any work. ha. Once I get stuck back in, I may lose this lovin' feeling.

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