It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month.
This month I’m feeling both insecure and ecstatic. Who said being a writer wasn’t fun? 🙂 That twitching you feel is me. Don’t worry, it’ll stop once I refill my coffee.
So, my insecurity stems from my bad week last week. I had a lot swirling about in my over-worked brain; time was working against me, and then, because the universe knows how well I handle stress, I had a big ol’ bad day at work. The culmination of all of that was on Wednesday – when I’m supposed to post my weekly news. Long, and maybe not so interesting story short, I missed last week’s posting because I was hiding in bed with the blankets pulled over my head. I’m sorry to my massive list of readers, and especially sorry to those writers who I owe a blog visit and responses to previous posts. I’ll catch up after work today.
On a happier, make that fantastic note, I just found out that my novel won first place in a regional writing contest. The contest is associated with a writing conference put on in my neck of the woods, and the local writing group that created it has very helpfully chosen to make it mirror the steps of landing an agent: a query, synopsis and first 2,500 words of your manuscript. There were several rounds with the final round being judged by an agent that is also attending the conference. And I won first place in my category! Woo-hoo! I need emoticons. Hmm…
Any gray left hanging over me after last week dissipated when I got that call I can assure you. Picture a schoolgirl running around the house, yipping and giggling and you get a small glimpse of what my Sunday evening looked like. My family was quite amused. 🙂 I haven’t been able to wipe the smile off of my face since.
Happy IWSG posting day! What about all of you out there in the virtual abyss? Anyone else celebrating good news?
Now for a long-delayed news break. Let’s just pretend that last week didn’t happen, okay?
First up, a massive discovery. This isn’t weird or crazy, just amazing. Look what happens when we ask questions and try to seek out the answers – we find more than we could ever imagine.
Um… okay. How relaxing is a small underground tunnel? I’d think a shed or garage, or virtually anything else would be better. Can you spell claustrophobia?
And in science news, my backyard is apparently the safest place in case of a zombie apocalypse. Who knew?
That’ll do it for me. Have a fabulous week and weekend.