Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Custom made blog header by Jaycee Delorenzo

A few weeks ago, Jaycee Delorenzo chose my entry as one of the winners in the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Blog Hop.
You can read my winning entry HERE.

For winning, I received a custom made blog header by Jaycee. . . .

I absolutely LOVE it!!! Jaycee took my chaotic thoughts and turned it into exactly what I wanted.

Go visit her site, Sweet n' Spicy Designs, HERE and check out her other wonderful designs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Insecurity is winning, but not for long.

I'm a day early for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s IWSG since tomorrow is the 4th of July, and I don't think I'll be around bloggerville much, though I plan to sneak in some IWSG sites tomorrow. I'll also visit some blogs today and on Thursday.

So, a few weeks ago, my 11 yr old gave me a letter for my birthday.  He drew a bookshelf with books by me AND  a cool coupon for one free day of writing. He's the sweetest ever!

I cried. (big surprise) Yes, they were tears of happiness, but I felt a pang of fear as well.

Then, as I’ve been working on my WIP, that fear slowly trickled over into a full blown fear-fest. I became terrified that I’d let my family down.
And the wretched “What if’s” tormented me.

What if I don’t ever make it in the writing world? What if I never have a book pubbed? What if my family becomes disappointed in me?

I mean, my family is amazing, so I really don't think they'd think less of me. They are my biggest supporters. But deep down, I still get nervous.
And I know that I don’t need a book pubbed to acknowledge that I can write. Sure, I won’t lie, it’d be sa-weet, but being pubbed wouldn't prove that I'm a writer if I don't tackle my insecurities.
I just don't know how to go about doing that. I try to keep reminding myself that it’s up to me to stomp on those negative thoughts, but it's still difficult.
Figuring out a way to push the insecurities aside is important so they don't suffocate me and my dreams.
LOVE this quote below. Now if I would put it to use!

What do you do when the insecurities take over? Any tricks you'd care to share? Bottom line, I know it's going to take me to stop, but still, some ideas would be so helpful.
Thanks so much!