Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Insecure Writers Support Group

Today is our monthly installment of Insecure Writers Support Group. I had almost forgot to post. Bad me.

But before I get to that, just a couple of things:

Don't forget to head on over to Night Owl Reviews and play the Full Moon Halloween scavenger hunt as there are some awesome prizes to be had! It runs through October 31st. Here's how it works:

1) Visit the sponsor's website and find the blurb for the book listed next to their name on the entry form.
2) Read the sentence next to their name and find the missing words using the blurb.
3) Write down your answer on a piece of paper. This is to prevent you from losing your answers and you can play at your leisure.
4) Complete the entry form and submit!

And if you look in the Quick Links and Featured Prizes spot, there is a 'print a fill in the blank question list'.

And Christine Wall has a new release out today from Soul Mate Publishing:

The Fog

In 2050 the city of Washington, D.C. is a very different place. Riddled with crime, the brave detectives fight criminals, terrorists, and a phenomenon that threatens to destroy the world–The Fog. All consuming and relentless it devours people and buildings, a natural anomaly with the destructive strength of multiple tornados.

Or is it? For Detectives Lainey Turner and Jack Callahan their relentless pursuit of a terrorist named Damian leads them into a mystery that will change their future forever. Brought together by hate but destined for love, these soul mates are forced into an impossible situation; to sacrifice their future to save the world from Damian and The Fog.

Sounds pretty awesome to me!! Congratulations on your release Christine!

Now onto IWSG:

My personal life has taken another huge turn. I'm not very impressed, but everything happens for a reason. Even if I don't know what the heck that reason might be. My husband and I have officially separated and I don't think there is any 'working things out' this time. And I have decided to disassociate myself from the shop. So that leaves me with looking for a job. Which I'd already started doing before this all went down. It leaves me being a single parent, not only to my son, but also my grandbaby. Luckily I have a good friend and family to help out if needed.

All of this leaves me with some spare time while scouring for employment to work on my writing. And I've found myself throwing myself into it completely....emotions and all. I wonder if that's a good thing or not. Some might say it could be therapeutic.


But, I don't want the quality of my work sucking wind because I'm going through all these changes in my life. I suppose it could enhance my writing. Some great well known authors wrote their best stuff while going through whatever suffering it was. Could I be that lucky?

Maybe it could be that is the reason for going through all this stuff. It sure is making me reexamine every aspect of my life and where I want to go from here.

But, I'm strong. I'll make it one way or another. Down the bumpy road I go.....


  1. Good luck and hang in there. Just remember when writing through these troubled times to use those emotions in the way your characters would and not the way you would.

  2. Sorry to hear about all the upheaval. You'll make it.
    Bet it makes your writing stronger, because the best writing has passion.

  3. Oh Donna, that is so rough. Channel those emotions into your writing. It wasn't until my second fiction book that I realized how much I was doing that, and yes, it was like therapy.

  4. You can't write blues songs with knowing what it's like, right?

    I'm so sorry for your difficulties but you sound like a strong person and you will make it through. Maybe bruised but whole.

    Keep talking to us. Keep writing!


  5. Throw the turmoil into your work, on your terms~
    I too am sorry for what you are going through~
    You are strong and you can write~


  6. This is why I love IWSG. Thank you for the advice and as always the support.

  7. Your emotions will be heightened, that's for sure. If you can concentrate on your writing, and it helps you through this bumpy road, embrace it. Write on. You can always edit later. This is what I was talking about in my IWSG post. Shedding the bad relationships frees you. May you find support and peace and much inspiration.

  8. Oh, Donna. You will make it through and you WILL be stronger for it. I'm happy to know you've got close support to help you over those bumps. And of course, you have us. :) Use the writing for emotional therapy and use the emotion in your writing - they work together beautifully.