Wednesday, June 3, 2020

I got nothin' for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group question.

Today is Wednesday, June 3rd, and it's time for a summer Insecure Writer's Support Group post. If you haven't heard of this blogfest, you can go HERE and sign up. Here's a brief rundown:

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting!

Here is the June question: Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?

Hmm. I don't think I have any real secrets. I think I'm a little on the autism spectrum so basically whatever is in my mind I kind of blurt out. Additionally, as I've gotten older, my friends have winnowed down to just a small handful, and they all have significant others, so I only really see them on social occasions like playing cards or for a small dinner party and then (sometimes) a boardgame. So, I don't have any juicy gossip on anyone. Since I'm pretty transparent myself with regard to just about everything from sexuality to what I like to read to what I watch and to what I eat...I'm kind of drawing a blank. I suppose I am secretly bothered by a few patches of snow mold that left brown areas in my lawn. I figure I'll do something about it at some point, but I'm not in any hurry to do so. I'm also kind of (secretly I guess) enjoying the lockdown because I'm an introvert and there's no FOMO (fear of missing out) since there's nothing else to do.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!


8 comments:

  1. You need some more friends or a date. Or not if you're all right with that. Still at home? We're mostly open. And I've worked through the whole thing anyway.

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    1. I find our virtual friendship, Alex, to be very fulfilling. :) But you are probably right. If anything, if I had more friends, I'd have more gossip and secrets.

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  2. Hello fellow introvert *virtual fist bump*! Funny, I'm also dealing with brown patches, never knew it was called snow mold before. I usually put leftover compost on it, and it eventually takes care of itself. :)

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    1. Hiya David. I never thought of putting leftover compost on the brown patches. I will give that a try.

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  3. Awww, that's no fun. I want to know your juicy secrets. Not like I'd have anyone to tell them to. lol

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  4. I'm starting to see a pattern with autism and writers. I never suspected I was autistic until my son was diagnosed. Suddenly my childhood and lack of friendships makes sense! I think we just have cooler brains :) Kept my day job through the quarantine. I'm grateful, but could use some alone time at home to do more writing!

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  5. That's okay, Michael. I drew a blank too. My problem is I'm too lazy to have secrets.

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  6. It's better to be open about things, anyway. You never have to remember what you've said.

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