IWSG – The New, Improved Insecure Writer

If ever there was a better time to write, I surely don’t know when that could have been.

InsecureWritersSupportGroup-1So many new opportunities, new genres, new publishing formats, it’s enough to make a girl’s head spin.

And spin my head does.

When Alex J. Cavanaugh started the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, perhaps he had an idea of just where the business of writing was headed.  Maybe he was already there, beckoning to the rest of us to join him.

The whole writing process scares me.  I know I can write.  I even like to write.  I wonder  constantly who will read my writing.  Anybody out there?

Do I need an audience?  Of course I do.  But I’m writing also for myself.  I’m insecure because I’m often lost in the moment and feeling selfish about being in it.

Why write?  Writing is panacea for my soul.  I’m happiest when I’m lost in that moment where nothing else matters.  I’m sailing along at the speed of thought, fingers flying across my mac and ideas coming to mind faster than I can make them come to life.  I’m writing!

Does it hurt to be a little insecure?  I think not, especially if there is a group of talented, supportive people willing to listen as one writes about that insecurity.

Thank you, Insecure Writer’s Support Group!


  1. Welcome to the ISWG! It’s a great community. I believe all creative types are insecure–it comes with being sensitive and hyper aware. As long as you can fight through that insecurity and keep writing and submitting your work, you’ll do just fine.

    It is an exciting time to be a writer!

  2. I’m insecure all over the darn place, but that’s par for the course. I love writing, and I think you just get so comfortable living in the writing cave. It’s when you step outside of that is when I tend to freak out.

  3. Hi bff…I love that you are going to be focusing your blog on that which you are most passionate about. I will definitely be looking for the short stories, especially if they are dark; go figure. My father loved poetry, and wrote plenty before he passed, but I am too critical of any type of poetry that I write. My problem is that I don’t define it as traditional ‘poetry’ like we were taught in school. Anyway, in addition to giving you kudos for that, I wanted to thank you, and I did that in my post as well, along with a couple of other people, for motivating me and encouraging me to get through November’s NaNoWriMo. If it had not been for all the encouragement I was getting, I might not have finished. It was tough as hell, and I am not even lying girl! Love you, bff. Xoxoxo.

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