Insecure Writers Support Group

One of the keys to happiness in this life---and I think it applies to us writers most of all---is the ability to laugh at ourselves.  In this industry fraught with so very many varieties of rejection, taking yourself too seriously is the surest way to misery.

But no worries, I'm here to help.

If you're not sure how you're doing, watch the video below:

Now, which of the following most closely describes your reaction: 

A) You started laughing as soon as you caught baby Stewie's drift, you're still laughing, and you can't wait to pull the same schtick on all your writer friends.

If your reaction was A, scroll over the bar below for your assessment
Congratulations! You're going to be okay, kid. ;)

B) You were laughing by the end, but it took a minute, and right now you sorta feel like punching something.

If your reaction was B, scroll over the bars below for your assessment
Don't worry.  This is probably a normal reaction. But unless one of your favorite pastimes is repairing drywall, I suggest you re-watch the video as many times as it takes until you no longer wish to harm baby Stewie. 

C) You were greatly offended and are now planning to use your writing skills to craft a strongly worded letter to the creator of Family Guy.

If your reaction was C, scroll over the bars below for your assessment.
Dude, you really ought to rethink this writing thing.  Ever consider a career in accounting? No sense of humor required there.

How'd you do?


M.J. Fifield said…
Well, I'm pleased to report I was Reaction A. Phew...

Funny video.
Kyra Lennon said…
Hahaha, I got Reaction A, gotta say, I'm a little relieved! :D
Unknown said…
Ha ha ha, thanks for the laugh!
Tara Tyler said…
A, but i've seen it before & am always ready to laugh at stewie! (and myself!)
Suze said…
Laughing with cheeks stinging a bit.
Thankfully none of the above!
A solid A for me - although I have a little Stewie on my shoulder most of the time! lol
Johanna Garth said…
Loved this and relieved to fall into the first category.
Hektor Karl said…

I've seen that a few times before.

"One of the keys to happiness in this life---and I think it applies to us writers most of all---is the ability to laugh at ourselves."

Agreed, and well said. :)
This is priceless, Nancy! It's my favorite IWSG post of all. Love it and I actually started laughing before I pressed play. THANK YOU!

PS I appreciate your honesty about Oprah. I admittedly lost some respect after what she did to James Frey. I still admire her, but that was ruthless.

Keep laughing.
Anonymous said…
Ha... I remember this episode... it makes me laugh... we got to laugh at ourselves sometimes...:)
Mina Burrows said…
Laughing so hard. *wipes tears* This made my day or evening. Thank you. :)
Southpaw said…
That was pretty cute.
Unknown said…
This made me laugh :D

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