Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Insecure Writer, Me

See these nails?  I stopped biting them just in time to save the fingertips and why? Because I'm an INSECURE WRITER; I need those fingers for the keyboard.




This is me when I was an INSECURE ACTRESS, biting my nails.  (Ignore the caption. Marilyn was always trying to get the spotlight away from me. I think she might have been more insecure than I was.)


I don't know which is worse, my insecurity on stage or what I'm enduring now. But I no longer look like the picture above. Here's a more recent one.
Writer on the Verge . . . but of what?


Oh, I have me ups and downs. There have been days when I've seen myself with the Nobel prize for literature clutched in my nibbled fingers. I once thought I'd craft a Newberry Award acceptance speech just in case . . . you know the phone rang. But when a call came through on the day the award was decided, it was the vet telling me I could pick up Buffy.


This is my INSECURE WRITERS REJECTION week and I'm celebrating by joining the blog hop of other angst-filled-creative-finger nibblers. At last a support group.


Alex J. Cavanaugh
If you feel like hopping on board just click on the link above and join in the angst and the insecurity. It might be fun.

23 comments:

  1. Great post. I'm kinda feeling like the doggie photo.
    Karen

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  2. Welcome to the IWSG! I LOVED your post. Such great humor to make us insecure writers smile. :)

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  3. Hi all and thanks for the visit. My insecurity fades when I know other writers are chugging along with me. Some great posts about angst this Wednesday!

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  4. Welcome aboard. I think every writer feels the same way we do. This is free therapy. :)

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  5. On the verge of what? I like that!
    Hey, anything could happen, right? Just don't chew your fingers off.

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  6. Hi nice to meet you. Fun post on a place where all writer's seem to live at least part-time. Love you humor.
    I'll be back.

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  7. Great post! I bite my lower lip all the time.

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  8. The nerve of that Marilyn woman! *grins* Great post, lee!

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  9. I like your humor and am happy to be a new follower, while I sit here nibbling at my toe nails.

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  10. Glad you stopped biting your nails. :) I think we all get insecure sometimes! There are certainly many ups and downs in the life of a writer. When you write you really put yourself out there- it can be stressful. Great post!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  11. ha!!! the nail bitting habit is hard to break. My husband bites the nails and skin around the nails. I love the support I get from fellow insecure writers! Cheers~ Shannon

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  12. I don't bite mine, but I do file them down relentlessly (my nails grow fast, and I have the strong, hard kind). I can't stand the feel on the keyboard otherwise. I guess writers have this in common with guitar players???

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  13. Great interview, great blog! The humor is what gets us through all the ups and downs of the writing life!

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  14. That Marilyn - she is always doing that! Great post!

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  15. Love that third picture - Writer on the Verge...but of what? Too funny!

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  16. I have a real problem with chewing my nails. Gotta use the fingers on the keyboard more.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  17. I just watched your tv interview. Excellent job! You were a natural and did a great job talking about your books. Yeah!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

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