Three Rules for Writing? #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
Happy IWSG Day!
Thank you to the IWSG hosts for the month of August: Diedre Knight, Douglas Thomas Greening, Nick Wilford, and Diane Burton!
Thank you to you, and thank you to the wonderful IWSG hosts who are spreading the writing love this month.
Where to Start
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to take an entire month, disappear into some sort of great meditative place, and commit myself to my thoughts, my stories, and let my fingers fly with letters, words and paragraphs.
Could I do it? Could you do it? Disappear for an entire month? Unplug? I’m not really sure. I’m afraid the Post COVID sprint has hit me and I find myself hustling blindly through each day, hoping I come out at the end with my arms and legs and body all intact. And my eyes? They make me dizzy some days, focusing on all of the fast-flying objects I pass along the way.
This month’s post is geared to the National Novel Writing Month, this month. The question is, “Have you ever participated? If not, why?”
No, sadly, I’ve never participated. Maybe one day when the kids are off at college and graduated with their own lives, I’ll be able to focus on a solid month of writing. Fingers crossed.
It’s been difficult to finish the end of my manuscript. I’m so close. It’s outlined. I can taste the end, and I’m hoping I’ll get there by Christmas. We’ll see. My Freshman and Middle School kids are wildly busy. Dance. Marching Band. Taekwondo. Grades. They’re doing it all, and they’re doing it so well I want to be a part of it all.
Happy IWSG everyone! Keep writing and don’t stop! Even it takes more than a month, a year, maybe even 5? Oh my.