Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Z Ball, and Insecure Writer's Support Group

Hi there, new friends and old! What the heck's a Z ball, you ask? Well, it's what I dropped the other day. lol I posted on time every single day during Blogging A-Z and kept with my theme of favorite fictional characters ... except on Monday. I dropped the Z ball!!!

I know ... off with my head, right? Life just got a hold of me, which is okay since I didn't really have a good Z character anyway. I was going to post on Zelda from the popular video game Legend of Zelda (cuz I lurve it) but who cares about that anyway ... total yawn.

I'm back today for the monthly posting on the first Wednesday of every month in the Insecure Writer's Support Group.


Click on the pic above to get to IWSG HQ over at Alex J Cavanaugh's blog, where writers and bloggers around the blogosphere take this opportunity to post their fears, insecurities, advice, and goals. It's always a refreshing pick-me-up to know we're not alone in this sometimes dejecting endeavor.

As for me personally, I'm taking a few days off from the blogosphere to tend to my WIP and finish the first draft. The month of April was awesome! I'm so glad I participated and met new friends and hobnobbed with old ones. I think the most valuable part about this blogging world is not the increased opportunity to publish and sell lots of books, but to nurture genuine friendships and support one another. How great is it to read another blogger's post about the rejection they just received--not because they got rejected, but because we know we're not alone? Or to read about the struggles of another writer's writer block? Or to read about all the tips from a writer's conference someone cared enough to share? So many great reasons to be a blogger and share the journey, so that when that journey does find a destination of success, we don't celebrate alone, but with all the amazing friends we've made along the way.

Friends like you! So thank you, for sharing this journey with me. I appreciate all of you who take time to read and comment so so much! Don't forget about the First Love's Blogfest on May 14:

You can find more on that on Alex J Cavanaugh's blog by clicking the pic above.  May 14 is also a special day for a very special release of a highly anticipated writing book. You can hear all about it then!

Feel free to peruse my archives for my fave characters throughout the month of April. I'll see you back in a few days. I'll be paying visits to other blogs so I'll see you around the blogosphere! :)

41 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Insecure writers group - sounds interesting and the first love blogfest, must pop over.

Karen Walker said...

You are so right, Pk, about the intention of connection rather than networking. I needed that reminder today.
karen

J. A. Bennett said...

I love Zelda too! Enjoy your break :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Man that stinks you made it all the way through only to miss the last letter! Zelda would have made a great post, too.

Oh well, at least your IWSG post is awesome. I completely agree about blogging. We often focus too much on quantity, when it should be quality that's more important.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love Zelda too. I just recently won the very first game. It only took me twenty something years to do it. Go me!

Enjoy your time off...

Jay Noel said...

Hey, at least you finished! Congrats with that, despite dropping Z-Ball!

I was going to take a break, but really, my one post a week is considered a vacation compared to A-Z.

Hope Roberson said...

You made it through and posted for all the letters, that's what counts :)

Jess said...

It's okay. I almost missed Z, too! There weren't that many words to choose from, anyway. Good luck with your WiP!

Carla White said...

Hobnobbed - great word!
I loved reading your A-Z posts and didn't even notice that you missed "z" so no worries! Also love Zelda, but I would have posted about Zaphod Beeblebrox from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It is all about the friendships and sharing the joys and sorrows. That's what I've enjoyed the most about this journey.
And thanks for mentioning my blogfest - you rock!

Angeline Trevena said...

You're so right - that's exactly what's so great about the blogosphere. I love having all my writery friends (however far apart we may live) around me to celebrate with and commiserate with and to generally be in the same boat with!

Roger Lawrence said...

I don't know whether I'd be good enough to join the IWG but I'll take a peek later when everyone's in bed.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Enjoy your break look forward to your return.


Yvonne.

cleemckenzie said...

I thought you'd post about F. Scott Fitzgerald's Zelda. She was quite a character. Oh well, some balls you just gotta drop. Happens.

Now it's back to our insecurities.

Donna Hole said...

Have fun writing Pk :)

......dhole

Annalisa Crawford said...

I always feel my problems float away when I post my insecurities, just reading people say they feel the same way helps so much!

Happy writing.

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy your break! See you soon! Take care
x

MJ said...

It really is great to meet all these new people I wouldn't ordinarily have the opportunity to meet!
-MJ visiting from the support group http://creativelyspiltink.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

THis is my first month on IWSG-it was really good to write about my struggles, and to know that the online writing community can be such a support.

Looking forward to 1st loves blogfest as well.

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

I love Nintendo but was never really a huge fan of Zelda after the first two games...

Christine Rains said...

I like Zelda! :) April was a fabulous month. I think we all need a few days to recooperate. Enjoy yours!

Libby said...

The A-Z was fun. I remembered to post Z, but I posted it on Sunday by accident. :)

Savannah Chase said...

I've been thinking about taking some blog time off so that I can get more time to work on my current WIP. I might just have to give in and take the break.

Brinda said...

We all drop the Z ball sometimes. :) Good luck on getting a lot done in your writing!

Brinda said...

We all drop the Z ball sometimes. :) Good luck on getting a lot done in your writing!

jamieayres said...

First love blogfest sounds interesting. I wish I didn't work just to participate in all the blogfests, lol. They're so fun but very time consuming:) Good Luck with everything!! You're awesome:)

Medeia Sharif said...

I also treasure the blogging world and the support I get from it.

I hope you get plenty of writing done in the following days.

William Kendall said...

You deserve the break! Congratulations on finishing up.

Donna Yates said...

Sometimes we just need those breaks to help refresh our minds. Enjoy your break.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on completing the A to Z Challenge!

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Nas said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge!

Enjoy your break and see you soon!

Paul Tobin said...

Congratulations for reaching the end. I know I could not have done it.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Hey, you mentined Zelda...I'll give your credit for finishing. ;)

kmckendry said...

I loved Legend of Zelda!
You're so right about making friends through blogging! :)

Anonymous said...

RISA is the girl with GERST - CKGER?
They are the GEREASE- GERWHER ?
And they are both into ZETAS 99 - GERIZZO and in MUSSEC- STARST?
These two have to be drug addicts .
This is RTSGERED?
This is HEINTZ money in TERRAFT?
That's WASHINGTON and the QUEEN.

Leslie Rose said...

It's never too late for Zelda. I had a blast doing the A to Z, but I do admit that my mind was mush for the week after. I've just gotten back up on the blogging horsey.

Kelly Hashway said...

Good for you for taking time off from blogging to finish your WIP. I'm drafting right now and I'm cutting back my online time to do it.

erica and christy said...

Darn Z-ball anyway! :) We were going to come back from our hiatus May 1st and so far I think we've posted 3 times. . .oh well, we all do what we can, right? Good luck with your writing this week!
erica

Haddock said...

I think we all need this type of break.
..... (I gave up long back)

Jeremy Bates said...

Okie dokie, the break is over. It's back to blogging for you!

kelworthfiles said...

Aww, so close! Well, congrats for getting 25/26 on A-Z, and it's nice to see you again, fellow Ninja!