Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Envy


Support Group time. Thanks to super host Alex J. Cavanaugh and his co-hosts Nancy Thompson, Mark Koopmans & Heather Gardner! Click the badge to visit other group members.

My insecurity stems from the green eyed monster creeping into my psyche and I don’t like.

Three things happened in the last two weeks:

I read debut novels by two talented young authors and before I could stop myself, I uttered, “Well, their novels aren’t any better then mine, are they?”

I sent out four query letters and received three rejections.  I think I handled it pretty well, until I researched tips on query letters and came across a story about a writer who sent out one query letter, signed with that agent and now has a 3 book deal.


I drove down the highway yesterday and was cut off by a cute red Mercedes convertible. Now, I don’t typically have car envy, but this car’s personalized license plate said, WRITER. Obnoxious, I know, but kind of cool.

I don’t like being jealous or envious. I know everyone gets what they get when they get it.  There’s room for all of us to be successful in whatever we choose to do, but it’s hard when every where you turn, it seems to be happening for others.

Do you suffer from the green eyed monster?  How do you deal with it? 

My Weekly Update – 2013 #JuNoWriMo is Done

And, I won!

Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 5.58.22 PMGreat month of writing. Here are my numbers in this cool word tracker created by Svenja Liv and edited for JuNo by our own Fel.

I not only wrote over 62,000 words for my new NA Romance novel, I spent the month hosting sprints on Twitter and once again, JuNoWriMo was every bit the writing experience I remember from last year and more.

Quick shout out to our talented, generous and fearless leaders, A.E. Howard and Becca J. Campbell.

A special shout out to the other sprint host and the whole JuNoWriMo team: Felicia Wetzig, Angi Black, Vicki Trask, Margaret McNellis, Eden Mabee, Angie Richmond, Alicia Wallace, Kate Tagai, Julie Jordan Scott.

Congrats to all the participants and happy dance for all those who won.  How many day’s until JuNoWriMo 2014?

Did you participate in JuNoWriMo? If so, how did you do? 

Coolest Things

UnknownSaw White House Down last weekend. I loved it!!!!! Jamie Foxx was great as always and I am finally a Channing Tatum fan.

SQM White House Down Edition

“Get your hands off my Jordan’s.”

“Can you not hit me in the head with a rocket while I’m trying to drive?”

“You Lost. How you lose a rocket launcher?”

“What the hell you gettin in the back for?” “Sorry, force of habit.”

Have you seen it? 

#JuNoWriMo Post to Ponder
Megan Eccles:  #JuNoWriMo Interview
Kate Sparkes: #JuNoWriMo Interview
Jeremy Aldana:  #JuNoWriMo Interview
Brain Drain? Take a Hike by Rayne Hall


Post to Ponder

bannerClick on the badge for all the great Addicted to New Adult post from last week.

Do You have Lazy Commentor’s Syndrome by Nicole Ayers on Tossing it Out by Arlee Bird – Love Nicole. Read this before you read another blog post.
It’s OK to Obsess by Sarah Foster at The Faux Fountain Pen – If I’m obsessing, then I’m in the writing zone and it’s going to be good. 
Next Week’s Schedule
Wednesday – Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Friday – The 2nd Obstructions Blogathon
Reminder – #PitchMas in July starts July 5th.