It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.
My awesome co-hosts today are Hart Johnson, Chemist Ken, Candilynn Fite, Terri Rochenski, Clare Dugmore, and Lilica Blake!
I’d hoped to complete my current manuscript by the time the Challenge began. Between an overload at work and a health scare with my parents, I did not have time to finish. Since the Challenge will consume all of my energy this month, I probably won’t reach the end until May. Which makes it highly unlikely I will get the manuscript edited and to my publisher this summer.
I’m really bummed. I should’ve taken a month off and written NaNo style. Or just give up as the slowest writer ever. Yes, it’s all right that I don’t crank out books every month, but I’m in danger of falling so far behind that no one will remember.
Someone remind me why I picked this gig in the first place? Being a guitarist in a band isn’t half as stressful…
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Blazing Saddles – 1974
Released on February 7, 1974, Blazing Saddles spoofed Westerns in a unique manner. Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a small town, Gene Wilder as his deputy, and every funny, crude, and over-the-line joke you can imagine. Directed by Mel Brooks, this movie is hilarious to this day.
1974 fun facts –
*Cost of average of house - $34,900 / UK - 10,990 pounds sterling
*The Sears Tower became the tallest building in the world
*The world’s population was four billion
*The MRI scanner was developed
*The Miami Dolphins won their second consecutive Super Bowl
The Godfather Part II
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
The Towering Inferno
Rush’s debut album
Kiss’ debut album
ELO - Eldorado
Games released -
The earliest first-person shooter games are released – Maze War and Spasim
Why is 1974 special?
Karen Lang accepted the Lord while at a Methodist church youth group meeting. (She also prayed for her parents and a few weeks later, they got saved.)
Karen is a wonderful person and author. She is steady in her faith and devoted to what she believes in and those she believes in. You can find this caring spirit at Karen’s blog, Write Now.
What is your writing insecurity today? (And does it involve Challenge posts or slow writing?) Fan of Blazing Saddles? Have any of those movies or albums? Following Karen? What do you remember about 1974…?