This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for July.
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Hope you all had a fun, safe Independence Day.
I did. :)
July's question is: What would make you quit writing?
Life's demands on my time have caused me to temporarily stop, but to quit altogether? Death or a medical crisis that left me unable to write are the only things I can think of that would make me give it up. Writing is my therapy.
What about you?
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Yes, life demands have made me pause my writing many times. You sometimes have to when life gets too crazy. But it's always great when I come back to my writing.ReplyDelete
Life will change and you will be writing again soon!ReplyDelete
Same. I'm in a pause at the moment too, but it will return.ReplyDelete
You've said it very nicely, writing is my therapy.
Wishing you all the best and take care.
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange
Life's demands have me on hold right now.ReplyDelete
I love your watermelon pitcher.
Thanks! It was a gift.Delete
We had a safer than normal year this year. Normally we go to a friends house to light off fireworks. This year, we stuck to sparklers in our driveway. The kids wanted more but there's too much fire risk in the heat dome of the northwest. Didn't want to chance it.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I think it'd take something drastic to make me stop writing too!
When we moved, I didn't physically write for several months. But boy did I keep writing in my head and making notes.ReplyDelete
I had a lull right before I started packing up the old place (closing got postponed several weeks), so I took the time to make a physical calendar of my timeline. Sometimes I have to *see* it to get the timing of things straight in my head. Along with that, I decided how I was going to solve several plot-related sticking points. All that supercharged my drafting. Then I had to stop and move. LOL But now, when I do go back to it, it should go fast.Delete
I agree, temporary breaks are unavoidable, but stopping altogether would be almost impossible.ReplyDelete
I'm just coming out of a year-long break. It was disheartening and pleasantly surprising that I sill have what it takes to whip up a story! Hooray!ReplyDelete
I hope the best for you.
I think one of the reasons I don't move is because I know how much chaos it can cause. Writing would absolutely have to take a backseat.ReplyDelete
I think pausing is healthy because writers are still writers even when they're not writing.ReplyDelete
I've felt guilty for not writing on some days, but then I remember that everything I do and think and read and experience informs what I bring to the page. The guilt disappears very quickly.
Good point. Sometimes I have to walk away when I get stuck, then the answer often comes to me when I'm doing something mundane.Delete
I hope "Life's Demands" aren't of the bad variety. We've had enough of those lately. I'm glad you know that you're definitely coming back to writing eventually. Take care.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm planning a writing day tomorrow, in fact. :)Delete
If you enjoy writing can you really quit? I don’t think so. You may have phases, where you don’t write much; but eventually you will find your way back to the blank page.ReplyDelete
And I'm talking about writing for the sheer pleasure of writing, and possibly publishing something along the way.
Then there's writing to pay the bills - that's a different story.
'...writing to pay the bills' or in my case, retire early. That's next on my goal list.Delete
I had a beautiful 4th of July. I love your door decoration. After searching for fireworks, we moved to the neighborhood recently, we found someone who lived on a huge corner lot shooting off spectacular fireworks. Once we returned home, we found neighbors on big lots shooting off single fireworks, too.ReplyDelete
Great post, Melissa! All the luck with your writing!