Wednesday, March 6, 2013


It's time again for the IWSG, Alex's creation to help all of us get over our insecurities and help support one another in this wonderful community.

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.

I still have plenty of insecurities this month like, "Am I really going to be able to come up with good posts for the A-Z?  Is that proposal really good enough to send to that magazine?" but instead of all of that I really want to focus on what happened Monday.  

There was an outpouring of warmth, friendship, support, and love for a young man, whom many of us will never meet. I'm so honored to be a part of this group of writers and bloggers who supported Nick Wilford and his stepson Andrew yesterday.  Over 50 people signed up to participate and we flooded the blogosphere with support.  (I still haven't gotten around to everyone yet but I'm still making my way down the list.)    

Good luck to Nick and Andrew and way to go fellow blogger friends! You guys are awesome!  Thanks for making this a community to be proud of. :)

Kathy :)

And don't forget the From the Ashes Blogfest is this Friday, March 8th.  Check out Jess's blog for more info.


  1. Nick's hop and book launch for Andrew was truly inspiring!

  2. The best thing...if there -can- be a best thing..about having insecurities, is that we're not alone in having them. That's the greatest part about the IWSG, we know we're all in good company.

    Agreed, the outpouring for Nick's book was amazing and just solidifies my faith in this community :)

  3. Monday was such a great day for Nick and Andrew. I do think the launch went well. I saw the book hit a ranking of about 8,000 at one point on Amazon. Not bad for a self-published anthology. :)

  4. Kathy,

    You are so right! That is ONE OF THE MAIN reasons I adore this community so much and do as much as possible to contribute.

  5. Nick received a lot of love this week.

    I had an idea for the A to Z. I might still do it and I might scrap it for something new. Since I'm a co-host, I guess I should get my act together soon.

  6. I hated that I didn't find out about the blogfest until after it was over! But the support is so awesome!

  7. This post made me smile. This community is full of such nice people.

  8. such an awesome community to be a part of!
    and glad to know you in it!
    best wishes for nick too!

  9. Oh yes, that A-Z Insecurity hovers over as I type!