Last week I went to my local writing group. It only took me three years, but then I had to get to that stage where the fear and self-loathing of chickening out was greater than the terror of actually walking into a pub (by myself) and saying ‘hello’.
So, I put on a full face of make up, chose my confidence boosting coat and went for it.
And when, one of my fellow writers gave feedback on a fellow member’s work (‘if you were writing in third person it would sound contrived, but in first person it really works’) I nearly wet myself with excitement.
They were a welcoming, talented bunch of people. And the best thing? At the Halloween meeting they all dress up 🙂
I really had nothing to be nervous about. If there are any of my fellow yellow bellies reading this, then learn from my mistake. Be brave and do it. Now. Especially with NANO freshly commenced. Get on to your local forum and find a write in near you.
Anyone reading this for Insecure Writer’s Support Group (hosted by Alex. J Cavanaugh) needs to give themselves a hug (or a cookie if you prefer) because the majority of the writers I’ve met in real life and online are such a generous and we are such a courageous bunch of people. It rocks to be one of you.