Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for organizing and hosting the Insecure Writers Support Group every month for the past few years! Go to this site to meet the other participants: each insecure writer, trying to feel secure, from across the blogiverse!
I’ve been insecure all of this week, but more as a human than a writer. Hate-filled messages have somehow managed to swamp my timelines, and it is always hate against the Other. The locals. The immigrants. The blacks. The whites. The browns. The animals. The politicians. Those lefties. The right-wingers.
Otherness and Separateness seems to be winning.
I’m drowning in edits, so this is a quick post to the IWSG– I had to say a quick hi, and also send a shoutout to Christine Robson, who has hosted a Malaysian sunset for me. If you love sunsets, check out her blog, and send her a sunset picture! She might feature you on her awesome blog.
Her blog post today made me smile.
To shrug off my insecurity as a human (I’m fast losing faith in my race) I’ve decided to smile more, look for opportunities to help out, to make donations to orgs that make a difference, encourage my friends, be nice to strangers. I’ll be visiting everyone back next week: both for the Cherished Blogfest and the Insecure Writers Support Group — for this week, please forgive the lack of replies and visits. I shall return them all, and more!
To everyone, writers and non: does the hatred swilling about on social media and over dining table discussions affect you? What do you do to make yourself feel the love again? If you’re a writer, have you joined the Insecure Writers Group? What are you insecure about?
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