Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Insecure Writer's Support Group


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.

Honesty . . . well the truth is: I've been struggling with the whole publishing industry lately. It is hard. On so many varied levels, it is hard. No, I don't want to quit, but the traditional publishing industry and its many gate keepers have contributed to my need to see a therapist. And yet, I'm not ready to delve into the self-publishing world. It's scary to me. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom" . . . according to Thomas Jefferson. 

"When is your next book coming out?" people often ask me. 

Right now. I'm doing the best I can with so many different aspects of the industry. The next book will come out when the universe decides it is time. Until then, I'm working on my mental health, physical health, spiritual health, and . . . I am really enjoying doing freelance editing. If you ever have a need for another set of eyes on your project, I'd love to take a look. Editing brings me great joy. Click here for more information about my editorial services.

How are you doing on your journey? Feel free to share and connect in the comments.


  1. I agree. The publishing industry seems a bit like climbing a brick wall and no matter how long you climb, you never get to the top. I'm glad your editing business is going well.

  2. It can be very overwhelming and uncertain. At least you know there's an audience out there looking for your next book, and we need that encouragement. I'm sure you'll find a way to get it out.

  3. publishing is definitely hard—i’m in flux too and it’s affecting my motivation to keep writing... here’s to us keeping at it and figuring out a publishing solution!

    Tara Tyler Talks

  4. It is hard. But people want more from you so don't give up!

  5. It is a little overwhelming at times. I take time off and go for a stroll to clear my mind or I go back to my original writings to remind myself, why I started writing in the first place.

  6. Yes, I get discouraged, too. That's when I think I need a break to do something else, even if it's to sit on my porch swing and let my mind go off into la, la, land. Hang in. All writers are facing the same challenge!

  7. I'm glad editing continues to bring you joy. It's my favorite part of the process.