May Love and Work be the Same #IWSG #AmWriting

[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here

Thank you to our awesome co-hosts this month:  Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!

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Quote about work and love


The month of December fuels my fire more than some months. The year wraps up. There’s wrapping to do. If there were ever a shortage of time, I believe December is that month because in a blink, it’s is over and then we are left with a new year to dream.

This month’s questions asks December 2 question – Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

I love Coco Chanel’s quote so much because in my eyes, we work because we love and love is founded in so many different roles. Maybe someday my work and my love will be the same, but for now, I’m loving where I am. To answer this month’s question, I’ve actually picked up my writing pace doubling my time spent with my editor. Meeting with her twice a month keeps the story in the forefront of my mind.

Here’s a few thoughts to consider when thinking about where you are with your own writing work:

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
~Thomas Jefferson

Cheers to you this month. Especially if you’re on that sprinting spree right along with me. Happy Holidays. I’ll see you next year 🙂

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on December 2, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Keep meeting with your editor!
    I love Christmas and will make this one as special as I can.

  2. Meeting with her twice a month keeps you accountable.

  3. That’s great that you’re in a good space and writing more. Have a great holiday!

  4. December usually gives me a boost, too, with wanting to finish things up before the new year.

    Happy Holidays!!!

  5. I’m usually too overwhelmed with family to write much in December. Nice to know someone is getting things done. hehehe

    Happy Holidays!

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  6. Woot! Glad your meetings with your editor keep you going! Hope you have an awesome December and hope you and your family are safe into the new year.

  7. Yoda’s quote is a classic. The trick is to adhere to it in our personal lives. At least it is for me.
    Happy holidays, Erika!

  8. I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays, and some writing time. Merry Christmas!

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