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#IWSG – ABOUT MY WRITING…

Hello, all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means:

IWSG-badgeIt’s time for another meeting of the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

My hero, the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this group and it has become a safe haven if you are an insecure writer.

Click the image if you would like to be a part of the #IWSG family. You won’t regret it.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.

 

The awesome co-hosts for the June 7 posting of the IWSG will be JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

 

June 3 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

I have thought about quitting many times and have gone as far as ignoring it for months (even years) at a time. But I always come back. I love writing. Over the past few years I submitted a couple of short stories that never made the cut. It was (and still is) disappointing but I have to just get up, brush myself off, and keep trying. That’s the hardest part and one of the main reasons I haven’t submitted anything for a long while.

 

I hope that I’ll build up the nerve again this year. We’ll see. That’s a post for another day. There’s a lot going on in my life now and it’s the main reason I haven’t blogged in so long. Speaking for both this blog and My Miracle Life, I realize it doesn’t make sense for me to try keeping a regular posting schedule because I never know what’s going to pop up and surprise me. I’ll have to take things day by day and pray for the best.

 

What do you do when you feel like quitting? If you’ve already quit, what do you think would motivate you to return to writing? I’m seriously curious.

 

 

19 thoughts on “#IWSG – ABOUT MY WRITING…

  1. I admit I’ve had moments when I thought about quitting. It would give me a lot of free time, which would be nice. But then I think about what I’d want to do with that free time, and the top of the list would be writing. So what’s the point of quitting?

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  2. When I feel like quitting, I go read a good book. Everyone needs a moment to decompress and deal with feelings of disappointment. Sometimes that means an hour of crying, sometimes a week of purposefully ignoring what made us unhappy.

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  3. I remember Og Mandino’s quote. It is a fave “Persist until you succeed.” Also, the one can’t remember who, “I didn’t fail I found 100 ways that did not work.” Okay, sometimes I need more than that. Sometimes I quit for a day, its deal, but go back to it. My characters won”t leave me alone. They wart me until I have to write again.

    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

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    • I know what you mean. I paid for blog hosting for a while but couldn’t keep up. Now I do what I can, when I can. Thanks for the visit and comment. 🙂

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    • I wish I could be a plotter. I’m more of a pantster but I have issues with that as well. It’s hard for me to stay focused for long periods of time. I’ll have to work on it. Thanks for the visit and comment. Hugs. Eva

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