Wednesday, August 7, 2013

IWSG - Eek! I'm a co-host!

This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for August.  

IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome. 

We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list. 


I am incredibly honored that Alex asked me to co-host this month.


His other co-hosts for August are:
M. Pax and Karen Walker

Please stop by their blogs and show your support.


Since I'm going to be busy, trying (and failing :P) to keep up with our fearless ninja leader today, I decided to post something simple and encouraging. I'm passing on a quote a wise woman once told me.






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Thanks for stopping by. 

Write on. 

:) 



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64 comments:

  1. You'll make a wonderful co-host!! Love the quote...how true!

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  2. I love the quote, thanks for sharing!

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  3. I echo Elizabeth, you'll be fab! See you around the blogosphere today :)

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  4. I love that quote! It makes me feel better about my insecurities. Thanks for sharing.

    Alex is a wise man. If he picked you, it's because he knows you can do it. Have fun!

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  5. Happy to have you as a co-host! Don't worry, I can't visit everyone either.
    That is a very true quote.

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  6. I'd never heard this quote before but I like it:)

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  7. Great quote, Melissa! Thank you for cohosting! :)

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  8. Lovely quote and I love that picture with the Ninjas. I want to steal it.

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  9. It is nice to meet you Melissa and thank you so much for co-hosting this month. That is a great quote, I have not seen it either.
    Doreenmcgettigan.com

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  10. Great job as a co-host! Wonderful to meet you.

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  11. Thanks for helping Alex out. Having done that, I know it's a really fun and busy task!

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  12. You are a great co-host, Melissa!

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  13. Based on your post title, I thought this month's insecurity was going to be about co-hosting. :)

    Thanks for the quote. Is it possible to care too much?

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  14. What a great quote and thank you so much for co-hosting this month!

    I don't know how I haven't connected with you before but I'm happy to have connected now- you've got a new follower and blogging buddy.

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  15. Hi, co-host! Writers feel things very deeply, doubt included. Sharing the story of our emotional journey is our power, I think. It does lead to great things. Happy IWSG day!

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  16. Wonderful quote! Thanks for sharing it and for co-hosting IWSG this month=)

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  17. OMG, Melissa!!! I'm all teary eyes over here. Seriously. Thanks for the shout out. I'm feeling the love!

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    1. p.s. I pinned this. Hope that's okay. :)

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  18. You can do it! Well, not keep up with Alex, because that's impossible (he's like 20 people, I'm convinced...), but you CAN do a fantastic job as co-host. :)

    Loved the quote!

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  19. I've never heard that before, thank you, I really liked it.

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  20. Aww! I absolutely love that quote! So fitting!

    Thanks for co-hosting today!

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  21. Aww, I love that quote. Never read that one before, thanks for sharing it.

    Good luck with co-hosting!

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  22. Great quote! Thanks for co-hosting! :)

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  23. That's a good quote. Good way to calm the minds of all worriers and perfectionists aka much of the writing world!

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  24. Great quote. Thank you for sharing it because I sure needed to hear it!

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  25. When I read that quote it sounded like Yoda in my head, the words only slightly out of order. "You doubt because you care. Only great things can that lead to."

    - James

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  26. I like the quote. Thanks for sharing and for co-hosting this month. =)

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  27. That's a good quote. One that should go on the wall. Thanks for co-hosting.

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  28. I must care a lot then!

    Btw, no one can keep up with the Ninja Captain. Accept it. *BG*

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  29. Short, sweet and too the point. A post I can really like. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment Melissa. I, don't even try to keep up with the Captain! I just admire him...

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  30. Oh and, CONGRATULATIONS!!! On your publishing!

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  31. Hi Melissa, from one co-host to another, oh my goodness, don't know how Alex does it!!!
    Nice to "meet" you.

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  32. Love the quote. Thanks for co-hosting!

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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  33. Awww, what a sweet quote! You're going to be a fantastic co-host.
    And I'd love to know where you got the mini-Alex icons! They'd be perfect for my next IWSG post. :)

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  34. Short, sweet, informative, and meaningful. Just the way I like 'em.

    Are you exhausted? This blog world is a big place. I don't see how Alex does it without you and his other monthly helpers.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  35. That is an awesomely fabulous quote! I love it. It reminds me of a similar one my mom always said to me as a child, "I yell because I care." I didn't believe her at the time, but I do now. :)

    Thanks for co-hosting and stopping by my blog. :)

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  36. Love that quote and so very true!

    Thanks for co-hosting this month :)

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  37. Thanks for co-hosting today. Great quote!

    Kim Lajevardi
    (This Writer's Growing)

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  38. A great thing to say. I don't think anyone can keep up with Alex except for Alex.

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  39. Hey,

    Bet *you're* feeling tired about now ;)

    Well done !

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  40. Ha! I love the quote!
    Congrats on the co-hosting :)

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  41. You quote is awesome! Thanks for co-hosting this month!

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  42. Okay, that quote really touched me deeply. It's going on my computer so I can see it every day.

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  43. That makes so much sense. I've been mired in self-doubt for a month or more, but this makes me realize that there is a reason for it - because I care, because I want what I write to be worthy, because I want those who read it to enjoy it.

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  44. Congrats on the co-hosting gig!
    That quote is simple, yet profound.
    Writer In Transit

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  45. Thank you for the quote, and for co-hosting!! This has been a ton of fun so far :)

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  46. Thank you for stopping by my blog and offering up the words of encouragement. They were very helpful and insightful.

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  47. Congrats on co-hosting. Love the quote. Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to read.

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  48. WHAT an AWESOME quote! Thanks Melissa! And thanks for hosting!

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  49. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just saw it today and, of course, I had an IWSG post all ready, but forgot to post it yesterday. *sigh* Thanks, also, for updating me on the cancellation of campaign 5, I'm so disappointed!

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  50. Thank you very much for dropping by and giving support :)

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  51. Great quote! Thanks.
    Kathy@ Swagger Writers

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  52. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Thanks for the quote. :D

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  53. Amazing simple words!
    have a great weekend!

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  54. Nice quote! Thanks for helping out with IWSG! Enjoy your week-end :)

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  55. Melissa, thanks for co-hosting this month.

    Love the poster and words.

    Oh, and we love your grammar rant-postings outside the IWSG blog hops!

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  56. Love the quote, it is so true.

    Thanks for stopping by, your words were encouraging. :)

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  57. There is great power in the best quotes. Loved this one. X

    Shah X

    http://bit.ly/14AdKXQ

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  58. I love that quote! Thanks for sharing :)

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