Please, oh Please be My Prisoner -IWSG


I double booked myself today.  Sorry! So if you are looking for the giveaway, look at the post above this one.


“Please, oh please be my prisoner. “  The words of Doug the dog from Up, by Disney.  I thought it was appropriate for this month’s post.

Who feels like they are a prisoner in their own life?  A prisoner to their doubts and fear?  Fear of failure is probably a jailer to most about here.  I am no exception.  I am trying to do freelance web design while I wait for my writing career to go crazy.  I have a lot of doubts if it will work.  I have doubts that my writing will actually ever take off. Maybe I am just chasing a rainbow that has no end. Doug

After a few minutes of banging my head into the wall, I realize I am my own worst enemy.  I have made myself a prisoner to my irrational doubts.  The crazy fears that haven’t happened yet, keep me from being successful.

So take that Doug the Dog.  No.  No I will not be your prisoner!  Okay, not that I was his prisoner really.  All the same though, I am stepping outside my comfort zone and I am giving it my all.  I am volunteering web design services to a writer’s conference.  I am going to find a local writers group who might see me as an asset.  I am going to find an agent.  I will finish my next novel.  Hmm, maybe I should rearrange my goals.

Either way.  Let’s break free from our prisons and start to live. I need to try in order to know that I can succeed.

How about you?  Are you breaking free from the chains of doubt and fear in your lives? What is your prison made of?



Visit other bloggers in the Insecure Writers Support Group !  (A blog hop that posts the first Wednesday of every month, founded by Head Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.)  Thanks to his co-hosts this month too!

Krista McLaughlin

Kim Van Sickler

Heather Gardner

Hart Johnson

11 thoughts on “Please, oh Please be My Prisoner -IWSG

  1. Loni Townsend says:

    You can do it!!

    I’ve found myself caught up in the fear and doubt before. It’s gone in stages from fear to apathy to confidence and then back to fear.

    Best of luck with your web design and finding a local writing group. And if all else fails, you could probably start your own writing group, and then they’d really see you as an asset.


  2. kimlajevardi says:

    I’m a prisoner of time. I had loads of it in the summer, but once the schoolyear begins in August, nada.

    Just keep writing, and everything else will work itself out. Great post!

  3. Kim Van Sickler says:

    Definitely haunted by fears of inadequacy, and concerns about finances. So I tweak my plans and try to be patient and keep working my butt off. Good luck with your web design business! One of the things on my plate is to design an author’s website. My debut novel will be coming out either in August or September and I have to be ready for it. If you want to make me an offer I can’t refuse to design it for me, I’m listening. kimvansickler (at) gmail (dot) com

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