I found this group after reading a post from one of the blogs I follow, Twisted Fairytale. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a home for writers in all stages to help writers overcome their insecurities. They “meet” the first Wednesday of every moth to offer encouragement and create a community of support. Participants share their worries, insecurities, fears, but also their hopes and triumphs.
So, I guess it is now time for me to share a bit about myself:
Basically, I am one big walking ball of insecurity. Even from a young age I suffered from lack of self esteem. As I get older I have gotten better, but those monsters called Doubt and Fear always like to creep back in my mind. And this blog can be their favorite feeding ground.
I have always been creative. I love to draw, paint, act, sing, write and take pictures. Most recently I have used my writing as an outlet for a really dark time in my life. I won’t bore anyone with all of the details, but I found playing The Sims as an escape and as sort of a coping mechanism. It took me a long time to find the courage create my very own blog to share my story, and I am so happy that I did. In fact, I wish that I would have started it sooner. I am even thinking about putting another one of my stories out there, but I don’t know if or when I will ever get the time for that.
One of the reasons I am so glad to have started this blog, is the sense of community. Every single person I have had the please of conversing with has been nothing but kind and supportive. The simple fact that ISWG exists is proof of that.
November 2 Question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
I think that my favorite aspect about being a writer is also the reason why I read as much as I do. To me writing is an escape. I can transport myself into the mind of whoever I create. Heroes, villains, nerds, jocks, anyone or anything. And in any world I create. No matter how crazy my real life becomes, I can channel those challenges into writing.
I feel like I am rambling now, so I am going to end with a Thank You! Thank you for all of the likes and positive comments. And thank you to alyssasimmers for sharing your post that encouraged me to join as well.