Insecure Writer’s Support Group

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. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.


Thanks, Alex for starting this fun blog fest. I’m all about support and encouragement to help people through worries and fears. This is my first time participating in this and I wondered what the heck I’d write about.

But then it hit me.

A friend of mine put something really interesting on my facebook wall the other day:

I pray that you guys get back to your “new normal” and that God shows you special blessings this week!

Now it might sound weird to anyone reading it who doesn’t know that my mother-in-law, Lynn, died last Friday. So, my new normal is life without her.

She was the first person who ever read my work.

As in first EVER! She was a fantastic writer. I plan to share something she wrote later this week, but for now, my current insecurity is. “I’ve lost one of my biggest cheerleaders.”

Her endless encouragement has always fueled me. Sure, I have a lot of support out there, but still. Lynn (that’s why I chose Lynn as my pen name) just had this knack to know when I needed a quick phone call or an email of encouragement.

She was the first person (besides my hubby) I’d tell exciting writing news to.

And now that’s gone.

While I’m heartbroken and floundering a little right now, I know she’s no longer dealing with the agony of cancer. I know she’s cheering me on from a different place now. I know I’ll always hold her dear to my heart and dedicate every book I write to her.

It’s just hard. Even writing this post is difficult…yet helpful in its own way.


Who is one of your biggest supporters? I’d love to hear about him/her!


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