Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG: October

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for insecure writers all over the blogosphere to unite!

Big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and his wonderful co-hosts this month,TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar! 

Also going on now: the IWSG Anthology Contest is open until November 1! The theme is Alternate History/Parallel Universe and any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter.

I had a rough summer, writing-wise. I had so much going on it was really hard to find time to write. I started feeling like a giant loser. Like I was basically quitting. Thankfully this month I've finally gotten back into the swing of things. It's the 7th and I've already written more than I did all last month.

But I was talking to a friend yesterday and she was going through the same thing. Feeling like quitting. It's so hard. I think we all go through times like this. Where we feel like phonies. Or we feel like it'll never happen for us. 

But one thing I've learned is that the people who it happens for, the people who have books out in the world, are the people who just flat out don't give up. They work their butts off. The push through those doubts and they keep going.

So that's what I'm going to do. And what I encourage all of you to do

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10 comments:

  1. I love that quote from Neil Gaiman. :) You're so right though... need to stick to it and push through. Thanks :)

    - Madilyn Quinn @ NovelBrews

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  2. Quitting guarantees one will never be a published author. Not giving up gives one a fighting chance though.

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  3. Love the quote. And it's true. Quitting gets you nowhere.

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  4. Excelent quote.

    I rather suspect my best quality as a writer is my persistence.

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  5. It's ok to take a break as long as you get back to it eventually! The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get back into it (I should really take my own advice on this one).

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  6. Glad you've been getting back into the swing of things! I can relate to well to the desire to quit. (I've almost given up art a lot this past year, and actually had quit for a while several years ago.) Hope writing continues to go smoothly for you!

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  7. So true! It's a terrible feeling when you think you should no longer write, and it's overwhelmingly wonderful when the creations come flowing! Best of luck on your projects!

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  8. I love that quote, and this really speaks to me. Recently, I was going through a couple old blog posts (I was trying to decide if they had really received a bunch of hits or if some robot is reading through my blog), and I was shocked by how many people who had commented on that post have dropped out of writing. It wasn't one or two. It was well over half. It made me sad, all those stories, but I guess that's the way it is. It's been a long row to hoe, and stubborn is the only way through.

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  9. Awesome post! Have just completed my 3rd novel. This one took 2 yrs. Way more complicated plot than I intended. I've had so many people say the same thing..."I've tried to write but you did it. You didn't give up."
    You are so right, as is Neil Gaiman, it's keeping your butt in the chair and punching out word after word until you get to "THE END!"

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  10. My second novel went to http://essay-writing-place.com/ where I took the second place. Now I'm gonna wait a bit and have a rest.. I don't think there will be some benefit if I start doing it like Neil Gaiman said. It's true but not now. I'm exhausted...

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