Thursday, July 5, 2012

Insecure Writers Support Group

Today is INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP. Well, actually yesterday was, but we were given the option to post on either Tuesday or Thursday because of the Holiday. I figured I would post on Wednesday anyway, but then a really big storm blew through and the power went out. It stayed out for several hours and so…I decided to go over to the West End with family and friends to a local beach bar to watch the fireworks, even though they weren’t going to start for a few hours. Anyway…here it is Thursday.

INSCRITIES, oh yeah, I got ‘em, but for some silly reason today it isn’t so bad. I have this theory that if you throw yourself into someone else’s troubles, yours don’t seem so bad. I’ve even sent some of my writing off for other people to read. YIKIES! That’s scary. Someone once told me this little story/vignette thing.
     If you were with a group of say 20 or 30 people and you all took your
     current troubles/insecurities/worries and threw them into a pile in the      
     center of the room, and then each person had chance to look over each
     trouble/insecurity/worry and choose a new one; we would each take our 
     own back.

I think that’s true. For the most part I need to ‘get over myself’ and get on with it, whatever it is. Daddy used to say; there would always be somebody better than me and there would always be somebody worse. Keep looking up and do your best. That’s all Daddy ever asked, and I know that what God asks of us, too.

So…today is a good day. It’s my mother’s birthday. I lost her a lot of years ago. I was way too young to make my way through life without her and yet…

How was your 4th of July? Mine was pretty good. Fireworks at the beach. If you look to the west there ain't nothing between you and Belize, but a whole lot of the Caribbean.

Goon over to the IWSG button on the RIGHT and give it a click. Checkout some of the other posts. I bet you'll find you'll be happy to stick with your own insecurities after all.


  1. All we can do is the best we can do!
    And happy birthday to your mother.

  2. Sorry to hear about your mom. :(
    My brother passed away when his kids were little and I see the hole it has left in them. And it breaks my heart all the more because I know how much he loved them and he would have given anything in this world to see them grow into the wonderful adults they are becoming.

  3. I think you're right -looking at other people's insecurities really does put your own into perspective.

    I say the same thing your dad says! (I hope you're really young, or that makes me really old! lol)

  4. That picture in your banner is beautiful. What you said is right, there is always someone better. But even though I know this, sometimes the best I can just doesn't seem good enough.

  5. Your daddy had it right! Just do what you can do! :)

  6. I agree with you. None of us are ever as bad off as we think we are. Those who think they are pretty hot stuff are also usually pretty delusional. Insecurity is the state of being relatively realistic.

    A Faraway View

  7. Insecurity is part and parcel of the human condition. From a writing perspective, I think it helps to "keep us on our writerly toes"...
    The main thing is to keep it in check , and not become too paranoid about it.

  8. Great post! You're totally right, of course. And I love that picture! It looks so magical! :D

  9. I think this is why Alex started this IWSG. We all have the same insecurities, but we don't belive it until we see them in others.

  10. You always offer sweet inspiration over here, dear lady. Yes, we do stand in our own way much of time, and that's just ridiculous.

    Sorry about your mom. I lost mine too when I was much younger..."And yet" <-I understand this...And yet, she still offers hope, peace, and is somehow connected with a beautiful display of fireworks.

    Hugs to you,

  11. So true! It's very easy to forget just how good we have it, especially compared to some.

    I'm sorry for your loss--my Dad died last year, so I can relate to what you're going through. Hope you had a nice day remembering your Mom.

  12. That's funny, and yes, I'd definitely choose my own insecurities and flaws over others'. The devil you know..., right? :-)

  13. I agree-this is why the IWSG was created (in my opinion.) We all have insecurities and I feel that being in a community of like-minded individuals is a good way to overcome these insecurities. Thanks for sharing!