Insecure Writers Support Group

InsecureWritersSupportGroupPurpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! (Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG)

Alex J. Cavanaugh’s co-hosts for October 2 of the IWSG are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox,and Ilima Todd. If you get a chance, stop by their blogs and find out how you can support them!

I’m supposed to be living the dream. A little over a year ago my husband and I came to rural Kansas to live on the farm he inherited. We both envisioned the sleepy, peaceful life we enjoyed each time we visited. You know what they say about life is what happens while you’re making other plans.

Builders are booked three years out so we had nowhere to live. Bless my sister-in-law for taking us in. We lived in her basement. It was supposed to be a few weeks to a month and was over a year. I won’t get into all the causes for that. Bottom line: my dreamy writer’s life at the farm didn’t happen. And my ability to write at all was hampered terribly for most of the year. Again, such a long story, not going to attempt here. The point is sometimes we get wrapped up in the “dream” and lose sight of the reality. Writing may be a dream, but it’s also a job like any other. It requires focus and determination to fight through even the worst. It requires us to take sick leave when we need it instead of trying to push through the pain. We need vacations just like everyone else. This means unplugging and backing away.

Unplugging. Backing away. Until next week anyway. 🙂



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4 responses to “IWSG:

  1. You’re so right. Enjoy a much deserved vacation!

  2. Unplugging and backing away… I need to do that sometime during December/January…
    Writer In Transit

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