My Insecure Writer's Support Group post for March is all about GRATITUDE. Check out the headquarters for the IWSG at Alex J. Cavanaugh's Blog .
Checking in monthly with our IWSG serves many purposes, but most importantly for me, it's about support and community. Through support from other writers, I not only receive, but I have to opportunity to give support and encourage others.
Quick story. One of our fellow IWSG members checked in with me as much as his schedule would allow. He commented, shared stories and passed on much needed support. On the day before my surgery, he sent me a message containing a joke, a paralysis joke of all things! I giggled until my eyes filled up with tears, and I knew at that point, it was all going to work out.
I even told the surgeon the joke (courtesy of Victor Standish, from The Legend of Victor Standish, Author-Roland Yeomans). The doc cracked up, wheeling me into the operating room. Actually, thanks to the sedative in my IV, we both chuckled until I quickly zonked out. In the end, it all worked out.
Thank you, Roland. And, I'm so glad I now have the opportunity to read for you. I'm honored.
Thank you to everyone who visited here while I was away. Thank you to my much-loved CP, friend, and writing partner, Nisha, who brought my family dinner the day after I got home from St. Luke's. Thank you to my fellow writer pals at She Writes. Thanks to those of you on Twitter who shouted out well wishes. I was reminded numerous times by all the sweet comments, prayers, well wishes, good vibes and silly jokes that I am where I need to be. Right here, at my computer, writing.
What is it that drives YOU to belong to a community such as IWSG?
Looking for support? Need some encouragement? Head on over and join us for IWSG!