IWSG & Whirlwind of Perfection

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My, does the time fly or what? Today is our Insecure Writer's Support Group post day when we give support and encouragement to writers across the blogging world. Led by the Ninja Captain Alex and his helpers, we'll be making stops with those who need a bit of a lift of perhaps have exciting news or a supportive word to share.

Right now, I'm too busy to be insecure, so I'll simply express appreciation for the writers who have helped me on this journey. The ones who've helped me improve my craft, picked me up when I didn't feel like writing and those who are rays of sunshine and always put a positive spin on dark days. The writing world would be a drab place without author buddies to liven things up each day.

Next Friday, I'll be releasing another New Adult novel, so this week, I'm on a bit of a whirlwind tour with book 1, Perfection. If you have a minute, do stop in with a talented writer, Christina C. Jones, who is hosting me today. I'll be talking a bit about my characters' experiences with love, deception and relationships. Plus there's a double giveaway, so do drop in with Christina and me.

I'll leave you with a quote that I hope will sharpen your focus and brighten your day.

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor. Perfectionism will ruin your writing, blocking inventiveness and playfulness and life force. Clutter is a wonderfully fertile ground--you can still discover new treasures under all those piles, clean things up, edit things out, fix things, get a grip.

                                                ~ Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird

You will be published if you possess three qualities: talent, passion and discipline. You will probably be published if you possess two of the three qualities in either combination--either talent and discipline or, passion and discipline. You will likely be published if you possess neither talent nor passion but still have discipline. But, if all you possess is talent or passion, if all you possess is talent and passion, you will not be published."
                                             ~ Elizabeth George, Write Away


  1. Another book? Wow, you will be busy.
    I'll admit it. I'm a perfectionist.

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming release! You have so many out already...I'm impressed. :)

    I'm with Alex. lol

  3. Perfectionism ...trying to attain it, writer or not just ruins everything. And it takes enjoyment out of whatever it is we're doing. Doing it well, or to the best of our abilities isn't perfect and really shouldn't be. Popping back round to say thanks to all for their supportive and sweet comments. Best of luck with your book, and Congrats!

    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

  4. Congratulations on your newest book! I was a perfectionist until I was about forty. Something happened, and I decided I just wanted to enjoy my life not worry about the carpet hairs all facing the same direction or the t-shirts all being ironed. It gave me a lot of freedom.

  5. Congrats on your new book. You are a busy woman. Good luck.

  6. I'm a perfectionist apparently, and it is horrendously irritating for all concerned. But I don't see it, which is even more irritating I imagine. Lol!

    Loved those quotes - I just hope I have enough discipline.

    Best of luck with your next book! X


  7. YAY for too busy for insecurity! I don't know how you stay on top of it all. You're doing a fabulous job,

  8. Congratulations on your new release. Glad to hear you are keeping the insecurities at bay. Best of luck and thanks for your encouraging words on my blog today.

  9. No wonder you've been busy! Go you and good luck!

  10. Congratulations on your upcoming release. You are amazing! Love the quotes!

  11. Go away perfect demon! Wishing you all the best Joy and my review is up.

  12. George's quote really nails it.

    Congrats on your next release.

  13. Thanks guys, I will catch up. Internet and other challenges have me licked.

  14. Wowzers another book! Congrats.

    I love that first quote.

  15. I love the quotes, Joy!
    Congrats on your new release!
    I'm a perfectionist... but I won't bore you with the gory details... LOL


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