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[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
Happy IWSG Day!
Thank you to the cohosts for the month of April: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jemima Pett, Patricia Josephine, Louise – Fundy Blue, and Kim Lajevardi!
Thank you to you, and thank you to the wonderful cohosts who are spreading the writing love this month.
I made it past the turning pointing in my book, but now I’m on to other complicated loose strings. Sigh. I know I’ll get it. I’m just running a little low on steam and time.
My Insecure Thoughts for the Month
Quite a few years ago, one of my relatives asked me, with what time do you write?
I smiled at her and said something to the fact that I get up really early and I write while everyone is sleeping. Back then, my kids were small. We had our simple routines and they’d go to bed fairly early. But now that I’m getting older, and my kids are getting older, I see some of what she had to say.
This month, I admit, I don’t have a free minute and I guess that’s my insecurity. I’m not sure how to squeak out more time. Spring brings a plethora of responsibilities at my own job and with my kids both in middle school and extremely involved with school and after school life, it’s nearly impossible.
So I guess what I’d like to say this month is how the arts of practicing patience and grace are truly inspiring to me. I know how much I love to write, as the quote I found by Ray Bradbury speaks true to my heart.
Yet I’m learning to be kind to myself and to try to let go when I can’t be perfect. It’s hard for me. I don’t give up easily. Maybe it’s not giving up but realizing what you need to do for you, when you hit your max load.
So this month, if you’re anywhere like me, just be kind to you, do your best, and listen and learn along the way. That’s all anyone can ask. That’s the advice I give my kids anyway.
“If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.”
I love this thought so much.
So happy IWSG day. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your month.