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Hello everyone, seems hard to believe it's time for another ISWG post.  If you're not already participating in this wonderful community then stop by Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog and register.  Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Although it's rare to find me at a loss for words in regard to my insecurities, this is one of those days when I'm finding it difficult to write about them.  Not because I think there's nothing to be insecure about.  Quite the contrary, but after the week I've had (I'll spare you the gory details), the one thing I've learned is sometimes it's important to count our blessings. With this in mind, I've decided to dedicate this month's post to something positive.

 Since this blog is about writing, I'll concentrate on this subject, but suffice to say I'm always thankful for the loved ones in my life. In regard to the craft,  I feel blessed to have knocked out three chapters this month.  I feel blessed to be two chapters away from finishing my WIP, I feel blessed to have the time to pursue my dream of becoming a novelist and last but certainly not least, I feel blessed to be a part of this wonderful community of Insecure writers.  You  have all been so supportive over the years and I think it's important to thank you for that once in a while.   So, thanks.  Although I could continue to gush about you guys, sometimes less is more.  I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate this group.  Until next month, happy writing.

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  1. Amen! I really needed to hear some positivity!

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    1. Agreed, thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog and also, thanks for the following. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  2. Looks like you have been making good writing progress. Happy writing to you too.

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    1. Thanks Rachna, Yes, it's nice to finally see a light at the end of a very, very, long tunnel. Thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog.

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  3. Agree, agree, agree. :)

    August co-host and IWSG #110

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  4. I know just what you mean. Some days I feel so grateful for the opportunities I have to write and live my dream that I just want to burst.

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    1. Agreed, Karen. Keep that positive attitude, it will get you far. Thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog.

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  5. Congratulations on getting close to finishing your WIP! Hope everything else goes well

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    1. Appreciate the well-wishes, Nigel. I hope all goes well too. Thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog. Take care.

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  6. If you have completed a novel, you are no longer "an aspiring novelist," but an actual novelist. You may still aspire to be a published novelist however. Good luck with the final 2 chapters.
    Kathy @ Swagger Writers

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    1. Thanks for the uplifting words, Kathy. Yes, two chapters away and it's done, then onto the editing, then beta readers... Well, I guess you get the point. It would be great to publish the piece too. Guess time will tell. Thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog.

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  7. You've gotten over the worse part and that's just getting your work out there. I say insecurities aside you're well on your way to AUTHOR.

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    1. Thanks, awriterinspired. AUTHOR has a nice ring to it. Hey, hope runs eternal. (:
      Thanks for stopping in to comment on myt blog.

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  8. You've already done the hard part and that's putting your work out there. Insecurities aside I'd say you're well on your way to AUTHOR. I'm never happy with my work enough even when I hand it over I think of things that I could change. I hope to some day get over that.

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    1. I feel you pain, awriterinspired. It's tough to find a balance. Guess the piece is "complete" when you've done when your inner editor says it is. I'd think even the most discerning inner editor will have to let go at some point. Thanks for stopping in.

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  9. You're so awesome to count your blessings, even in a tough week. I should really remember to do that...

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    1. Hi Misha, you're right. It's difficult to count blessings during tough times, but I'm trying to be be more positive. I keep hoping that it will become second nature and I'll no longer have to think about it anymore. Thanks for stoppoing in .

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  10. Congrats, Andrea! Keep up the good work. :D

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  11. Hi! Coming over from the IWSG list. Nice to meet you and congrats on getting 3 more chapters written!

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Charity. Appreciate the support. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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