Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Insecure Writers Support Group (May)


Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting our monthly gathering.
With thanks also to this month's co-hosts;



If I just say I've entered the submission ring again this week I'm sure all you writers out there will know how I'm feeling! A mixture of excitement and fear with a dollop of insecurity thrown in!

I would also like to share a quote that has been sitting on my desk over the last few weeks spurring me on in it's own way . . .

"Writers remember everything . . . especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. 

Art consists of the persistence of memory."

By Stephen King author of Misery.


15 comments:

  1. You're right! Just knowing that you're submitting again will strike terror into the hearts of most writers. Well, perhaps not me so much since I haven't had the pleasure of submitting yet, but I'm sure the insecurities will come when I do. Good luck!

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  2. Good for you for jumping into the ring! As scary as it is, you won't get anywhere if you don't try. Good luck!!

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  3. Hi, Suzanne! How fun it is to visit your blog today as an IWSG co-host! Congrats on your submission! And good luck! I enjoyed the Stephen King quote. He is such a talented and prolific writer. I recently read his novel "11/22/63" based on Kennedy's assignation. It was genius! Happy writing in May!

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  4. Great post Suzanne, loved the qoute, lovely to see you back.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Good luck and congratulations on getting your work submission ready! I hope you get great news soon. And I love that quote.

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  6. Wishing a much luck and success. Like the quote,

    Happy IWSG Day,
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  7. Best of luck with your submission!! Great quote, I love it :)

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  8. Yes writers are by nature a sensitive group of people. I have my share of battle wounds and scars.

    May 2016 IWSG Co-Host
    May the 4th Be With You
    Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

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  9. Good luck!
    Maybe I'm just not banged up enough...

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  10. The cat has given me plenty of actual scars lol Good luck indeed.

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  11. How exciting that you're submitting. I hope you keep us updated on your progress.

    I love that quote. Sometimes my reflection of a "scar" can trigger all sorts of story ideas.

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  12. Hi Suzanne - well done for being on track .. and that quote is a great one isn't it ... so put your clothes back on and forget the scars - plan for the future .... and very good luck - cheers Hilary

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  13. Hi all, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and comments, I really appreciate it.

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  14. I love the quote you shared. It is so true! Only sometimes it can be hard to put all of your emotion into a piece you've written. Best of luck on your submission! :)

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  15. That's a great quote! I hadn't seen it before. Funny, but isn't that the title of the Dali melting clocks painting, The Persistence of Memory...

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