IWSG

It’s time for another Insecure Writers Support Group.

These last few weeks have been very crazy. We’ve had birthdays, a book release, health issues, appointments, NaNoWriMo to name a few. The support of my friends, family, & fans/readers have been overwhelming. You guys completely and totally rock.

For today’s installment of IWSG I’d like to share a few quotes/sayings that really inspire me. They remind me that I’m not alone. I have support. And when things are rough, I will remain on solid ground through it all.

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” ~~John Wooden

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” ~~Helen Keller

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” ~~Les Brown

“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” ~~Matthew 7:25

I hope some some of these encourage you as they have me!

Insecurity

Alex has this monthly gig on his blog called Insecure Writer’s Support Group. It’s pretty awesome. A bunch of writers and authors get their blogs together to keep the encouragement going.

I’ve got a new release coming out October 15th. And yesterday was my cover reveal. So, I’m feeling all…Will people like it? Will people buy it? Will they throw virtual eggs at my post?

But I can’t worry about that. I write because I love to. I donate a portion of all my proceeds to cancer research and awareness. And I love to encourage new and upcoming writers and authors. So, no matter if someone does throw an egg my direction, I’m glad to be doing what I’m doing.

So all you peeps out there striving for a goal, taking steps toward it, stay true to your faith, values, and craft, and you’ll be just fine!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Thanks to Alex J Cavanaugh for this monthly meme.  

Writing is a crazy journey filled with ups, downs, curves and cliffs. I leapt off a couple of cliffs recently when it comes to the writing world. 

Awaited released May 1st: It’s my sophomore release–that’s nerve wracking in itself–not to mention the thoughts that roared through my head on release day. “Will people like it more/less than Wasteland?” “Will it flop?”…you get the drift. 

Prelude to Darkness released May 7th: As if ONE release wasn’t enough…a little short story released as well. It’s Wasteland point five. A prequel to book one. 

***bites nails***

So, to get me through the “yikes” of release month, blog tours, appearances, I had a few quotes of inspiration and encouragement. 

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ~Victoria Holt

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~Confucius

“Failure is no falling down but refusing to get up.” (I’m not sure who said this one–found it online)

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

Well, you get my drift. I hope these little quotes can help encourage you if you’re facing anxiety, uncertainty, or just feeling blahhh. Chin up, you’re not alone. Let’s live life together!

 

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Thanks, Alex, for hosting this round of Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I have to say, Alex is one of the most supportive people out there. If you don’t follow his blog, head over there now.  You won’t be sorry. 

I found this AWESOME quote the other day and thought it would be perfect for today’s post. And really, it applies to anyone, not just writers. 

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain

Now, doesn’t that quote just totally and completely rock?

Press on, my friends, no matter what! 

Have a SUPER day!