Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Insecure Writer's Support Group--Yes, you can.

Whoa two posts in one day. Nothing like starting the year off busy, but I like it like that--busy. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this wonderful outlet for writers. I can't thank him enough. Also, go check out the participants here.
First, Happy New Year!! It's that time of year to clean the slate and start fresh. Think of it this way, this year is a blank sheet of paper waiting for words. You heard me. I can say I've been at this for a while, but to others it may seem like a short time. I realize this year is for me to step it up. To fit into my writerly shoes. To push myself even more than I ever have before. I know the rules and all the hoopla that goes with it so this year is for me to focus.

With that being said, here are some inspiring thoughts for 2013.

1. I know I've said it before and I'll say it again--writing is hard. You know this, but you wouldn't be doing it unless you loved it. So write. Put all the distraction aside to write, learn, and grow.

2.Make new friends while cherishing the old ones, but remember to focus on you too.

3. Life can get in the way and that's okay.

4. No paths are ever the same.

5. Be flexible and true to yourself.

6. Make goals, but as a wise gal told me--"Don't let the goal overshadow where you are." This is so true and it was a total wake up call for me. Making goals is fine. The problem is when you let them alter your focus. They can distract you and totally screw up your whole rhythm. Trust me, it equals to totally suck. So be happy where you are and continue to grow to reach that goal.

7. Breathe. Don't forget to stop and breathe. Live life and enjoy it.

8. After I wrote this post, I read this post by Beth Revis, which sums it up. Simply awesome.

So, you can do it. Just keep reminding yourself of that.

Here's to 2013! Cheers. *holds up glass*

Stick around for my other post today.

Have a great day!


  1. Happy 2013 to you! I think #5 (being flexible and true to yourself) is the key to success. So many times even the best plans go up in smoke, being flexible and having a plan B- is what keeps me sane.

  2. Great advice, thanks for sharing.

    Hopping over to Beth Revis's post.

    Happy 2013!

  3. No paths are ever the same, not even for the same writer.

  4. Great points for us to remember. Thanks for sharing and reminding us that even when stepping it up, we still have to live our lives our own way.

  5. Interesting comment from Alex that no paths are ever the same. How true.

    Nice post, Christine.

    Mary Montague Sikes

  6. Love your advice especially #6. Have a good day.

  7. #2 is what I need to focus on! I've had a hard time lately because I feel I am helping others more than myself. Time to step it up for me. Happy 2013!

  8. Hi, Christine,


    It's been ages. How are you? I hope all is well?

    Terrific advice and totally agree. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you the best for 2013!

  9. Happy New Year! This is a feel good post. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm heading over to check out Beth's post too. :)

  10. I loved number 6. Will try to keep it mind. :D

  11. Too true! heres to pushing ourselves for 2013, I hope you are satisfied this time next year :)

  12. *clinks glass together*

    We're off to a great start!! :)