Purpose: 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! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to the IWSG page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure your blog is listed there. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
And this month's optional IWSG Question:
What are five objects we'd find in your writing space?
I'm going to run with this question as a break from talking about my NaNo project. It's kind of fun to think about, because with us having sold our home and gone walkabout, my space is down to the minimum. I'm looking at my desk and I see: a small pile of paper and notebooks relating to my novel or writing, and my laptop. That's it, for actual writing stuff, though much of the time there's also a coffee cup (which is, as you know, essential writing gear).
Because I need to do some housekeeping, there is also a pair of insulated biking gloves, a Nook, and two books I need to take to the library, or down the street to the Little Free Library. Before we moved, I also had a shelf or two of reference books within reach, and when we settle again, most of those will come back.
So the 5 objects I need are:
1. Computer and mouse (I'll count those as one)
2. My computer glasses
3. Notes and notebooks
Anything else is a distraction, which isn't to say it's not there :)
Do you keep anything in your writing space that's not really necessary, but makes you feel good? A mascot? Something to fiddle with when your brain isn't working? Let me know in the comments, or link to your own IWSG post (or both).