Hello all you lovely people, and happy first month of summer. Let’s kick this month off with some writerly love. It’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group time!
IWSG is run by Alex J Cavanaugh. Pop over to the IWSG website to read all about the group and sign up to post on the first Wednesday of the month. Our hosts for the month of June are JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner! Be sure to stop over at their blogs to leave some comment love and thank them for hosting.
The question for the month of June: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
I can honestly say I’ve never straight up said “I quit” in regards to writing.
There have been more than a few times that I couldn’t write, because I had too much going on. With full time jobs, having a baby and taking care of our various properties, there have been many times when there was simply no time to write. Or at least, no time given that physically and mentally, I’ve lost the drive to get myself out of bed before 6am. Or even before 7am these days, if my son is willing to sleep in.
Working from home now, with more flexible hours, I can get a lot more writing time in. But even before that, when there was simply no time, I still never wanted to quit. I found time whenever I could, even just a few minutes a week, to sit down and write. At no point did I ever say I didn’t want to write anymore. I always knew once I had more time, I would come back to writing.
I still refuse to give up. This poor blog suffers the brunt of my neglect these days. My fiction gets most of my love and attention. I’ve started revising Cry of the Hawk, the third book in my Threads of Magic series. In a few months, I’m planning to put out the first chapter of Chalice, a novella set in the Threads world.
I keep pressing forward. I may never make money as a writer, but I will always write.
Was there ever something you loved that you gave up? Did you ever come back to it? Sound off in the comments.
Cheers my dears