It’s IWSG Day! IWSG stands for Insecure Writers Support Group and was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. You can follow other IWSG members here and on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG.
Our purpose is to share and encourage.
These days I wonder if I’ll ever write again. Retirement, renovation, weddings… set backs! Renovation is complete but now we have to put the house back in order. A challenge. Not as fun as it should be.
And while I’m contemplating where the new sofa will go, or what color rug to purchase to complement the new wood floors, time marches on, technology changes, marketing and social media become more and more important and complicated … and I’m behind on keeping up with it all.
I know it’s true that if we quit writing, we forget how to write. I’ve been there/done that before. The old saying if you don’t use it you lose it is true. This is what writer’s block is made of: fear. Fear that life is rushing by and I’m not accomplishing anything. I just pile ideas in my cell phone and hope someday my life gets back to normal.
Then I ask myself: what’s normal? Haven’t I been hearing a lot about the “new normal.” Surely this isn’t MY new normal! If so, I don’t like it! I don’t want it!
I’m keeping the quote by S.K. Gipson at the forefront of my mind: “Success may be measured in determination, but only those who persevere ever see success.”
P. E. R. S. E. V. E. R. E.
Let’s make a pact to persevere.