Hello all! Oh my gawd, I almost forgot it’s IWSG day!
So that means it’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.
Don’t forget to thank them for their hard work!
Health issues and my recent struggles with depression have caused me to spend less time blogging and interacting with my online friends. Not only that, I hadn’t written or edited a word for at least two months. Until today. A few days ago a friend asked me, while I was in the middle of a sobbing episode, if I’ve still been writing. I sobbed some more and told her I just didn’t have the energy.
After I calmed down, she reminded me how much I used to talk about the stories in my head and the editing that needs to be done on my WIPs. She knows writing is my release and always makes me feel better. I thought about what she said and decided I needed to push past my depression and write something – anything.
Today, I pulled up one of my WIPs and spent a good half hour just staring at the screen drawing blanks. I finally read through some of my chapters and saw a scene in my head. I went with it and was able to type about 1,000 words. It felt good. I almost forgot how much I missed it because I’ve been so focused on everything else going on in my life.
I’m hoping to keep up the momentum and let it all out. Any suggestions on jump starting when having a rough time? I could use the advice.