Thursday, August 25, 2011

Feeling Angsty? Anxious? Inadequate?


Well do WE (and by we, I mean Alex Cavanaugh's friends and fans) have a PLAN *buwahahahahahahahahaha* for you!

Because the thing IS, all writers feel insecure now and again. It is just part of the process. A writer that stays confident never learns to evaluate their work in a way that keeps improving it... but we ALSO, in getting insecure and critical GO OVERBOARD... We end up, in balancing our rushes where we feel the muse of power, diving into the depths of doubt.

And so Alex had this great idea that maybe we could all use a little bolstering... and who better to bolster us than each other? We all have stories of doubt... triumphs overcoming our doubts... we can teach each other—encourage each other...

So if yibus want to get in on this mutual encouragement for writerly insecurity thing, you really should go check out what Alex has to say on the matter. Then join us the first Wednesday of every month for some Insecurity Fighting Mojo!


So no need to hide! Unless we find a really big hiding spot and all hide together!!!



Okay, so maybe not like this exactly...
Insecure Mama Earth

It seems to me that writers aren't the only thing getting shaky these days... Earthquakes in Colorado and Virginia, WHAT? But we are not helpless here, either. There is a dance to calm everything. What you do is collect a group of your favorite people, everybody gets naked and you DANCE in the moonlight.

(seriously... what did you THINK I was going to recommend?)

I hope you all have a very Happy Naked Thursday!


[on a sidenote: work is swamped again for a little while. This cuts into my blog cruising. I will try to make up for it some with my Fridays off, but I apologize if I do less cruising.]

Eric Wolfram dancing naked

18 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

makes sense to me. Naked dancing is the perfect solution!:) lol

Michael Offutt said...

Eric Wolfram is this close to becoming my wallpaper.

Al said...

You're slipping you have naked women as well as beefcake!

Jessica Bell said...

Great idea Alex has. Already signed up! :o) Um, if you've gort Friday off, why don't you forget about blogging and take a REAL day off?

Enid Wilson said...

Good photo to go with the topic. Writers often feel naked.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

Old Kitty said...

Wibus say DANCE NAKED, peeps!! Tis the TART law and guaranteed to banish all doubts and insecurities and make me very happy indeed! :-) Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning the group! I really hope it's a benefit to many writers.
And why is that guy in the photo wearing a Tribble in a really awkward place?

RosieC said...

That sounds like a great idea. I'll have to hop over and see what Alex has to say, but I might have to join in.

And a Happy Naked Thursday to you, too!

LTM said...

LOL! That's it! We should do the naked dance... I needed Alex's blogfest LAST night. :D

No, I'll be looking forward to this one. And perhaps this explains why my youngest is always half-dressed. Therapy~ <3

Dawn Ius said...

Naked dancing? Count me in!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like a great idea to me!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'd hide with that kitty under the blanket.

Helena said...

Hey, the Colorado earthquake was iddy biddy, the media just made a big fuss. Still, it was a good excuse to get naked.

Ciara said...

Alex has a great plan. I'm already on board. :) I'm nervous today. I'm revealing my first ever cover. *biters nails* I guess I need to go dance.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Hart,

Naked as always I see. Yes, Alex is definitely creating something wonderful here....

Drop by my blog today, you'll find it amusing... also don't forget to send me the address of our meeting tomorrow...

I CAN'T WAIT!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

what...what is happening in that second picture? Is it like a nude wedding? I NEED TO KNOW...

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles*

Sorry to be totally absent yesterday, gang! I am trying to make progress at work and it is just rough.

Michael-good wallpaper choice! I love the lean muscles of dancers.

Al-hey, I think everybody should be naked!

Alex-tribble *snort* Nice.

Ciara-WOW! I will head over to see!

Micheal-Mischief Managed!

Sarah, if I were a betting woman, I'd go with Naked Virginia Reel...

Ketutar said...

What IS going on there?!?!
(I had to check. Obviously some Scots were dancing reel naked for the fun of it. No weddings, hand-fastings or other Pagan ceremonies. Just Strip the Willow and Everything Else.)

I really prefer to dance with at least some clothing on. I don't want to end up with black eyes, you know. Also, if there are other people dancing, they might end up with black eyes as well. But I don't dance gracefully and demurely... it's more like a troll at a barn dance. :-D

I also happen to like skirts and the way they move when you dance...
If those scots had been wearing a kilt and nothing more... then we'd be talking :-D
But that might be pornography... as someone said "a woman is not naked unless she's wearing a pair of stockings..."