B is for Boldness...Plus IWSG

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Be Bold Beau!

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What’s a girl to do? She’s attracted to the guy, but she’s also trying to be a professional. Any bright ideas to get around this challenge?  

Nearly forgot my IWSG post for today, but thought I’d get a quickie in. Don’t have a lot of insecurity right now, except for the fact that as usual, I have other things getting in the way of writing and editing.

I do know however, that the madness doesn’t continue forever and that gives me hope that the next clear writing/editing day is around the corner somewhere!

What are your insecurities today? 

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  1. Ah, madness. How I hate thee.

    When you find that time around the corner, please let me know where it is. I'm in desperate need of the same.

    Terri @ Scribbler's Sojourn

  2. Stay professional and just say no.
    This is not a great month for writing and editing with the Challenge in full swing.

  3. Well, the best thing to IRL is what Alex said: stay professional and just say no. The best thing for a novel is for these two to fight it, give in, the daughter to find out, and work through the conflict. And there you are:)

  4. If she wants to continue working as a therapist she needs to stay professional and say no.

  5. I'll go with Julie's answer. The other option is to suggest a different therapist for him. Relax on the writing thing until May. :-)

  6. My insecurity - I posted a story online in a genre I want to enter and never wrote for before, and I was scared readers who dislike the premise or that I wrote badly or that they couldn't relate to the characters or that they would have high expectations of the story and I'd just fizzle out. Lord, I was a mass of nerves. I still am. But I'm determined to do the story anyway.

    Good luck with finding that elusive writing and editing day.

  7. Mostly, my insecurity is me worrying about not getting enough exercise. Writing vs moving. Can't seem to do both. Okay, that's just plain silly, I know. Happy IWSG, Joy.

  8. I'd suggest switching therapists. Soon.

  9. Haha! I loved that cartoon! Just like L. Diane said, I would recommend a different therapist for his daughter. And maybe, months later, ease into a relationship.

  10. Ahh, what the daughter doesn't know won't hurt her. Just kidding:)

  11. Terri, I'll be sure to let you know if I find some.

    Thanks Alex. April is definitely a Challenge.

    Robin, sounds good for the story!

    Julie, yes, she is strugling with the no part.

    Lee, I think yourself and Dianne hit the jackpot on this one. Yes, I do need to relax.

    Ruby, I see lotsa conflict with that plan.

    Damaria, this is the way we stretch and grow, but doing things we never did before. The good part is that you're determined to move forward. Bully for you!

    Joylenes, I'm in that boat with you. Been trying to exercise now for about a month after falling off the wagon a while before that.

    Sooner rather than later, Diane. :)

    Chrys, sounds like a plan.

    Until she finds out, Melanie and we know some kids are gifted for snooping. :)

  12. Of course the obvious answer is to say no and be a professional. That's what most people would do. I, on the other hand, have a problem with self control and go for what I want and worry about consequences later. So, I feel she should just go for it. The kid can find another shrink if things go bad, right?

  13. I think she should be professional.

    I'm waiting for the weekend to work on edits. I can't focus much when I have so much to do this week.

  14. If she can't say no, decline the daughter as a client first (recommend her a new therapist!) before starting anything with the guy.

    anna @ Deeply Shallow

  15. Time to do everything I want to do is always my biggest insecurity. I need a time turner :)


  16. I'd lean towards being professional in this sort of a situation.

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014, Latest Post

    Twitter: @damyantig

  17. The professional thing would be to say no. Of course, if the attraction is mutual, the therapist could aways see about getting her patient to a new therapist. I'd only recommend that if it wouldn't hinder the patient. Maybe no is just the best answer. heh.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

  18. Yikes...sticky situation and best to play it cool and professional. I'm using A-Z to recharge my writing while still working book promos, plans and laying out next book. Not a lot of "serious" writing, but moving some things forward, too.

  19. Thanks guys. Everything is helpful for plotting where this story goes.


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