The Purpose of IWSG is 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!
To join IWSG visit Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh here.
I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but I know many of you are, so I’ll keep this post as short as possible.
The other day, I ran across a meme on Facebook that immediately brought IWSG to mind. Unfortunately, I can’t locate the post now, so apologies for not including the link, but it went something like this:
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them.
Ships sink because of the water that gets in them.
NaNo’er or not, all writers have doubts. While IWSG may not be a cure, it is a place we can share anxieties like rejection, waning confidence, or fear of failure—which, let’s face it, are all part of this job.
Think of IWSG as a life preserver. When your resolve springs a leak and you’re bailing for all you’re worth, remember you are not alone, IWSG is here. You can’t eliminate worry, but you can control the damage. Don’t let what happens around you drag you beneath the surface and sink your goals. Share instead of internalize.
In other words: Stay dry.
You can do this!
Good luck to everyone braving NaNo this year.
Wishing you a superabundance of great words
and unbounded success!