NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.

Winner of the Pukelitzer Award. Spokesman for Gum Drop Island’s confectionary plantation. Featured in InD’Tale magazine and The Woven Tale Press.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 Insecure Writers Support Group Post


NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter coming to you this November to announce - Yes, once again! - it's time for another Insecure Writer Support meeting. *looks around* Everyone, sit in your seat and grab a Gum Drop Island chocolate bar while we hip, hop, boogey 'roung the blogs to 'be nosy' and see what everyone else has to say. Heh heh.

Now, as a reminder the purpose of ISWG is:

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

And so, November's question is:                                           

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

MM: *calls off stage* Nosey, are you asking me?

NOSEY: Uhhh, only if I've gotta.

MM: Well, have you written a NaNo project?

NOSEY: that you mention it--

MM: Of course you haven't. So I'll take it from here. *grabs Nosey's microphone*

MM: Greetings, my fellow Nosey fans. As that famous official unofficial reporter announced, this month's official unofficial ISWG question is posed: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

MM: My answer? I signed up for NaNo once and it took about 24 hours for me to discover that my creativity was frustrated by a "have to" attitude, as in "have to" finish by set deadline. So no, I did not finish and that particular project was finished outside of NaNo.

NOSEY: *gasps* What? You didn't finish? My creator quit? You quit a project?

MM: *waves hand* Pfft. I had to, Nosey, so that I could daydream and conceive the likes of you.

NOSEY: Yeah? *puffs out chest* Well, in that case you've given cyberspace the ultimate prize, heh heh.

MM: I thought you'd see it that way. *turns to address audience* Everyone, the blog is active so keep on clicking.

NOSEY: Gimme that. *snatches microphone away from MM* Just because I'm a prize don't mean you can steal my Feeling Nosey? spotlight. *clears throat* Until next month, this is Pukelitzer Prize award winning I.B. Nosey signing off!


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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nosey, you were a much better creation!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm adverse to the "have to" pressure too!

The Cynical Sailor said...

This is hysterical - thanks for the giggles :-) Such a creative answer to this month's question.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I don't participate in the NaNo either. I need time to daydream as well!
Mary at Play off the Page

I.B. Nosey said...

@Alex J. Cavanaugh, I couldn't agree more! Heh heh.

I.B. Nosey said...

@cleemckenzie, yeah "have to" ain't nuthin' like "wanna to", right? Thanks for stopping by!

I.B. Nosey said...

@theCynicalSailor, that's what I.B. Nosey is all about! Except maybe, ya know, good looks, a famous tweedy-weedy blazer, atomic microphone...

I.B. Nosey said...

@MaryAalgaard, daydreaming is what created me so I'm all for it!

Thanks for Feeling Nosey? today!

Chrys Fey said...

Quitting NaNo to create Nosey was fated. :)

Toi Thomas said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and relating to my insecurity. It really meant a lot. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, I couldn't find you and life got in the way.
I'm glad that MM quit NaNo to create you. You're worth it.

Loni Townsend said...

I could see how the "have to" is off-putting. I do that with many things. For me, it ended up as a "can I?" and then turned into "Kids, it's November, the only month Mama gets to try and really push to make a dent in writing. Do you know what that means? No? Well, what it means is go ask your daddy. Love you! Now leave."

Crystal Collier said...

Yeah... I wasn't such a huge fan either. The muse definitely runs scared when NaNo comes knocking.