I’m afraid. Afraid of what?
Afraid of the monthly Insecure Writer’s Support Group post?
Afraid of worsening health issues? Afraid of what that means?
As I write the fifth draft on April 5th, I’m afraid of what my blood test for CLL (leukemia) on April 13th shows.
Am I afraid it’s worse?
Afraid of being more of a burden? Afraid my wife is suffering as well?
Afraid of being moved to a nursing home? Afraid of the alternative in a crowded trailer park?
Afraid of losing my dog? Afraid she’s not qualified to be a companion dog?
Afraid of the suffering as I live?
Afraid of death?
Maybe this recent post from Writers Helping Writers is a comfort… or a red herring:
Afraid of a legacy lost?
Afraid of minimal writing? Afraid of failing the April WEP/IWSG Challenge?
Afraid for Ukraine? Yes, and I feel unable to help… beyond donating to…
Medecins Sans Frontieres: https://www.msf.org/
What would my fictional Ukrainians do – Kalyna and Vasy Chayka, the heroines of Feathered Fire?
They fought the Nazis and fled from Stalin’s persecution.
So, their Canadian-Ukrainian granddaughters will fight Putin’s terror.
Rainbow Firebreak is in the pipeline.
I was afraid to tell the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh ‘ffarwel’. But not yet.
Finally, don’t forget to visit more active writers via the IWSG site:
As the question is optional, I’m not tempted to answer… beyond saying, “none so I listen to others”.
April 6 question – Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?
How can I be repetitive asking you to agree these guys are the best? Well, they are – especially as they all have concerns, fears, and insecurities. But they struggle on, so ticker-tape applause for all of them – plus toasts with the best brew available.
Purpose of IWSG: 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!
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
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 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!
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience, or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something.
For more on the IWSG monthly post and links to other participants visit: