Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Insecure Writer's Support Group: How Are Things in Your World?

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

April's Question: The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, our question this month is: how are things in your world?

My Answer: Whew. Boy. What a month March 2020 was! Events canceled/postponed (including a wedding shower, a wedding, and a baby shower within my immediate family), significant loss of income, state-wide stay-at-home order, and then yesterday: a 6.5 earthquake - in Idaho! The last significant earthquake here was in the 1980s! And yet, on the immediate horizon: the birth of our first grand-baby could be any day now. I'm packing the car and getting ready for the call to hit the road. A road trip during a pandemic is not my idea of fun, but I will be there for my daughter and son-in-law, unless of course, they close the border between Idaho and Utah. Then we'll re-evaluate.

How about you? How are things in your world?


  1. Hope everything goes well and you are able to get to your new grandchild!

  2. Wow, you had so much going on. I'm just going to work and staying home to write lots! Hope you stay healthy and safe!

  3. I was just talking with my spouse about various periods in our lives when the timing of this thing would have shaken not only our schedules, but our foundation. Wishing you and your family all the best. (PS: I love Idaho.)

  4. Oh my goodness, an earthquake on top of all of this! Must have been frightening. It is strange times. But I have faith that we'll overcome this and more. Glad your family is safe, Margo.

  5. Wow. Didn't realize you had earthquakes in Idaho. Stay safe. Hope all goes well with the new baby.