Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Insecure Writer's Unite


Alex J. Cavanaugh decided to put together a wonderful support group for writers. Though I am not an experienced writer, I know a thing or two about being insecure. As a matter of fact, I have half a century of knowledge stored up on the subject. This hardly makes me an expert, as I'm still struggling to overcome it. However, it does make me more empathetic to what other people are going through.

I'm excited to hear from other talented writers who are awaiting acceptance of their manuscripts. Many have published a book or two, and still lack the confidence they deserve. Since my first article will soon be published in a local literary art magazine, I'm just getting my feet wet; while many of you are already swimming with sharks.

There is strength in numbers, and Alex has certainly gathered enough people to tell their stories. The blogging community in itself is a support group. Hence, the Insecure Writer's Support Group will form even tighter bonds. I look forward to learning from all of you. For many writers, experience doesn't alleviate anxiety; it just pushes it aside like a bad combover.

    -Julie Kemp Pick



  1. Oh, I'm one of those still lacking the confidence...
    The posts today have been awesome. So much support!

  2. I had one book published without any fuss and am now finishing my second.
    Good luck with your writing.


  3. That's a great point that even experienced and successful writers are insecure.

  4. Congratulations on getting your article published!

  5. Congratulations on getting your article published. All the best for continued success in your writing.


  6. We all have elements and our times of insecurity. It's natural. The support of the blogging community certainly helps boost our morale as writers or whatever other endeavors we may be involved with.

    Tossing It Out

  7. Hi Julie!

    Congratulations on getting your article published, that's fantastic!!!

    I wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog today. Happy weekend to you!

  8. Thanks to all for your encouraging comments! I'm sorry I can't respond individually as I have limited Internet access. Julie

  9. I can relate to feeling out of place amongst all those folks who've been swimming with the sharks.
    Sorry I missed this post earlier.
    Keep at it, Julie. A published article is something to be proud of!

  10. Alex's group is such a good idea, isn't it? I must say, I've never met a 'secure' writer! :)

  11. I love being a part of this group and just posted about my own insecurities today.

    I don't have the special skills to write for magazines, but I have submitted my ms to several agents who are currently reading it. I guess that could be considered wading in the baby pool.

    Congrats on publishing your article!

  12. AT LAST!!!!! lol A group I can relate to "insecurity." I feel better already having read your post about it. Thank you Julie, i feel like I had therapy~HA! I am joining this group for damn sure. I did not tell you julie and please keep it a secret... hee I am writing a poetry book! Yep have been for about a year and a half but I am scared to death to figure out how to find a publisher or if I am good enough to publish at all...I think this group sound right up my alley. Thanks for sharing the info.. I am looking forward to knowledge...... Love lou oxoxo