Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IWSG, it's easy!


Howdy, Insecure Writers! Happy 2nd birthday! Thanks for showing me the way, Candi! And thanks to the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this awesome group, over three hundred strong! Visit as many as you can! September’s co-hosts are: Chemist Ken http://hogwartssabbatical.blogspot.com/, SL Hennessey http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/, Michelle Wallace http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za/,Joylene Nowell Butler http://cluculzwriter.blogspot.com/.

Another month of living on
a cracked-egg rock crust
wrapped around a ball
of molten lava.
Another month of
cloudy with a chance of
hurricanes, ELEs, supervocanoes,
earthquakes, fire storms,
tsunamis, and sharknados!
It's no wonder I'm insecure.
What makes you insecure?

This month I've spent some time
in my comfort zone.
Yes, writers!
I has been writin' words!
Love, love, love
splashing words on the page.
Borrowing from
the great mystic
John Lennon:
"Nothing you can do
but you can learn
how to be you in time.
It's easy
All you need is love!"
Thanks to all the encouraging words,
o fellow insecure ones!
And Huzzah to
 MPax this month!
She offered some high octane
self-publishing advice!
I learned
to self-publish
I need money.
Not billions and billions,
but a couple of Ks help.
Not crazy impossible $$$.

Okay,
do the math, Brain,
get a better day job!
I applied for two.
The world did not
collapse
around me.
No job yet
but I feel possibilities.

I'm still not sure
if I should self-publish
but I know that it's not
a"pick the prize behind
door number one, and it's
over situation,"
and I am breathing easier.

After three months
with Insecure Writers,
the therapy is kicking in!
Añjali Mudrā or Pranamasana!
I bow and honor you!

Finally, I do all my upbeat
positive blogging
over at
Seize the day.
This is my backyard,
you know, you can't see it
from the street,
and in keeping with
the spirit of the Yellow Submarine,
I write everything here in broken prose,
because, yes, that's how I feel
about the publishing

end of writing
much of the time.

Thanks for dropping by!
In the words of the great poet,
Sir Paul McCartney,
"We all live in a yellow submarine."

13 comments:

  1. You can't see me, Molly, but I'm cheering, jumping, yelling, "You go girl!"

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  2. Me too, me too!!! I'm so thrilled you've seen some light. Yay to Mary for being a huge support. So glad you got in touch. Look at you filling out applications. Go you!!!

    Write on, my friend. :)

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  3. You rock Molly!
    Love the style of your post... it's refreshingly different!
    Keep on writing!
    Michelle
    September co-host for the IWSG.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks! I'm writing like the teen I once was. I like the vibe.

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  4. Hi Joylene! Thanks for the cheering section!

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  5. Hi Candi! I applied for two more jobs yesterday. Perhaps the universe will throw me a bone and give me a dream job.

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  6. I've been thinking about self publishing myself, but I'm even more scared of that than traditional publishing. I guess I don't trust myself to do it right.

    Good luck on the job hunt, and thanks for the follow!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, you are welcome! I am not sure what is traditional anymore. Every time I blink the world changes on me. Thank you for dropping by.

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  7. Good luck on the job front. And the publishing front, too. It's a hard decision to make, but self-publishing seems ideal for someone needing cash, especially if you have a good plan. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Shell. I'm working on a plan. I am. Thanks fro dropping by!

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  8. Mary certainly knows her stuff when it comes to self-publishing. And there are so many resources online to guide you.
    Hoping you find the right job soon!

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Stepping out of my comfort zone. M.

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  9. Deciding the publishing journey... Personally, I went with self-publishing because it was the right fit for me. Mainly because I just like the control lol.

    Best of luck on the job hunt!

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