Giving Up Sometimes Gets You There #IWSG
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I admit it. I haven’t spent nearly the time lately reaching out and holding virtual ties with everyone I should and need to. I’m not doing much with social media right now, my energy sucked up by the frenzy of summer, necessary house updates, and the attention my children need to grow into the beautiful humans they are. Am I writing at least? Yes. I’m doing what I can, and submitting to my editor. It’s minimum lately. I’m making her world count for now.
This month’s question is timely for me. It asks: “What would make you quit writing?”
The truth is closer than it’s ever been at this point, but then I hear that tiny voice, the one I found as a four-year old typing on my mom’s old black manual key typewriter. The voice that pushed me to make words out of images in my head. Sentences out of words. I’d shift them around until they created some sort of picture that made sense, and breathed life into characters I’d draw and dream. The truth is, I’ve always loved writing.
Life might make me quit. But Life will always bring it back. When you’re happy, you can’t stray from that love for long.
Cheers to you. Be kind to you. Do what you can with what you love and eventually what you dream will find you.